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November 14, 2017

Deterring Crime

Findings of the crime victimisation survey (SATARC) conducted by IDFC Institute, mentioned in this Business Standard article by Ajay Shah. Excerpts below:


"Crime is deterred by the probability of getting caught. For one case — theft in New Delhi — we estimate the probability of getting caught is under 3 per cent...


We can make punishments more draconian, but this generally leads to greater corruption."


Read the entire article here.

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