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dc.contributor.advisor Peiris, TSG
dc.contributor.author Rodrigo., BKMR
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-19T07:07:26Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-19T07:07:26Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/14611
dc.description.abstract Less attention has been given for statistical analyses related to crime data in Sri Lanka collected at different police stations and it is high time to give priority for such analyses and derive non subjective statistical inferences. The purpose of this study was therefore to identify the significant factors affecting property based crime in the Western province of Sri Lanka. The response variable was nominal and binary category namely: (i) crime against person („against person‟) and crime against property („against property‟). The four explanatory variables considered are: (i) time (day vs night), (ii) power in political party (previous government vs current government), (iii) senior police divisions (10 divisions), and (iv) strength of police. Of those four variables, the strength of police was the only continuous variable and other three were considered as categorical variables. The necessary data from 2013 to 2017 were acquired from the crime reported division in Sri Lanka police on yearly basis. Based on the binary logistics models fitted for each variable, it was found that all four variables: time, power in political party, strength of police and senior police divisions were significantly influential (p < 0.05) on type of the crime. Crime against property was more likely to be occurred during night time than day time and also, crime against property was more likely to occurred during previous government than the current government. When the variable of strength of police was considered there was significantly lower occurrence of property based crimes for the high mean strength of police stations than that for low strength of police stations. There is a significant difference in the probability of occurrence of property base crimes among ten senior police divisions and among them, senior police divisions of Colombo Central and Colombo-South indicated high occurrence of property crimes. When all four variables were considered, only time, power in political party and strength of police were found to be significant (p < 0.05) on the occurrence of crime. When all three significance variables were considered the probability of „against property‟ is 3.987 times higher than that of „against person‟. The statistical inferences obtained by this study is immensely useful for planning to reduce the crime in Western Province and it is recommended to carry out similar studies in other areas as well. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Against Person, en_US
dc.subject Against Property en_US
dc.subject Binary Logistics Regression, en_US
dc.subject Crimes en_US
dc.subject Strength of Police en_US
dc.title Factor affecting for property based crime in western province en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree M.Sc in Business Statistics en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Mathematics en_US
dc.date.accept 2018-07
dc.identifier.accno TH3682 en_US


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