Entorf 2014 Kriminalitätsentwicklung

Title Information

Author: Horst Entorf

Title: Anmerkungen zur Herleitung eines schadensgewichteten Index der Kriminalitätsentwicklung

Subtitle: -

Translation: On the construction of a severity-based index of crime

Place: Munich

Publisher: Munich Personal ReOEc Archive

Year: June 2014

Pages: 16pp.

Series: MPRA Paper No. 56626

Language: German

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | German History | Prosecution: Statistics

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Link: Munich Personal ReOEc Archive [Free Access]

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Author: Horst Entorf, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Abstract: »The paper considers a newly constructed severity index of crime. The theoretical foundation is based on the Laspeyres quantity index, where the amount of crimes is weighted by their societal costs. The paper presents requirements which need to be met in order to apply the concept to the real world. In particular, measurement issues concerning the estimated costs of crime and the share of unreported crimes are discussed. Sensitivity analyses and preliminary estimates of the severity index of crime based on a subgroup of crime categories reveal that any interpretation of crime trends can be strongly misleading if it would be based on reported aggregate crime rates, and not on cost weighted and dark field adjusted numbers of crimes.« (Source: Munich Personal ReOEc Archive)


  1. Einleitung (p. 2)
  2. Deliktaufkommen, Deliktschwere und bisherige Erfahrungen mit einem „Schwereindex“ (p. 3)
  3. Konstruktion eines kriminalitätskostenbasierten Schwereindex (p. 5)
  4. Die Unbekannten der Rechnung: Dunkelfeld und Kosten der Kriminalität (p. 8)
  5. Die Berechnung eines Schwereindex unter Beachtung des Dunkelfelds (p. 10)
  6. Zusammenfassung und Ausblick (p. 13)
  Literatur (p. 15)

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