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People's Sense of Security about Crime: Analysis the Brazilian Case

1Federal University of the Valleys of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri, Packed in the Accounting Department

2Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Crowded in the Department of Rural Economics

3Federal University of Viçosa, Crowded in the Department of Rural Economics


Journal of Finance and Economics. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 3, 103-110
DOI: 10.12691/jfe-6-3-4
Copyright © 2018 Science and Education Publishing

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Vasconcelos Reis Wakim, Elizete Aparecida de Magalhães, João Eustáquio de Lima, Vivani Silva Lírio. People's Sense of Security about Crime: Analysis the Brazilian Case. Journal of Finance and Economics. 2018; 6(3):103-110. doi: 10.12691/jfe-6-3-4.

Correspondence to: Vasconcelos  Reis Wakim, Federal University of the Valleys of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri, Packed in the Accounting Department. Email: vasconcelos.wakim@ufvjm.edu.br

Abstract

Given the crime has grown in the last's three decades, and that crime reduces the well-being of the individual who constitutes victim, the present study seeks to analyze the determinants of the feeling of security of the people in the city in which it resides, in the year 2009. The estimation of the sense of security was carried out based on the model logit. Among the variables inserted in the model, most of it was significant and presented effect according to economic theory. The factors that presented the most relevant impact were: victim of the robe, resident in the urban area and kind of domicile. It is concluded that, based on the results, the adoption of public policies focused on prevention and combating crime is fundamental, so that the portion of the population that feels insecure reduces, making there an improvement in the quality of life of society regarding wellbeing.

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