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Socio-Economic Determinants of Robbery: Evidence from Prisoners in the Punjab, Pakistan

Syed Yasir Mahmood Gillani, Muhammad Wasif Siddqi

Abstract
The present study explores the socio-economic determinants of
robbery through conducting survey of prisoners arrested against robbery
in 30 prisons of the Punjab, Pakistan. A sample of 198 prisoners was
selected through stratified random sampling technique. Binary logistic
regression is applied to find out the results. The main findings reveal that
unemployment, age, residential background, and residential status have
significant association with robbery. However, no significant association is
found between marital status and robbery.

Keywords: Crime, Unemployment, Prisoners, Binary Logistic Regression