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CSD Policy Brief No. 41: Crime Trends 2012 – 2013
CSD Policy Brief No. 41: Crime Trends 2012 – 2013

Author(s): Center for the Study of Democracy CSD
Subject(s): Security and defense, Penal Policy
Published by: Център за изследване на демокрацията
Summary/Abstract: KEY POINTS ››› Crime rates increased in 2012 compared to 2011 - 15.4 per cent of the population compared to 10.3 per cent, respectively, were victims of crime. The number of victims and the overall number of crimes increased both. ››› Growth of unregistered crimes: for a third consecutive year the share of victims who do not report crimes to the police increased. ››› Growth in thefts: despite the continuing decline in serious crimes such as murder and vehicle theft, there is an increase in crimes against property of the citizens. ››› Victims of crime in South Central and South Eastern regions of the country are least likely to report crimes to the police. These areas are also characterized by high levels of crime victimisation.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English