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Abstract

CARRERA, Felix M.; GOVEA, Flor K.; HURTADO, Gabriela E.  and  FREIRE, Cesar E.. Correlational Study of Factors such as Unemployment and Crime Indices in Ecuador. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2019, vol.30, n.3, pp.287-294. ISSN 0718-0764.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-07642019000300287.

In the present study, the variables of unemployment and crime in the country were analyzed by means of a model to find the degree of correlation of these factors. The number of criminal acts in Ecuador is increasing, especially if the information on robberies is taken into account, since they show a steady growing trend. For this reason, unemployment and crime have become a primary problem from a social perspective. Additionally, the subject has not been studied in Ecuador. The results show that unemployment and crime can be efficiently studied using statistical methodology such as Anova and the correlation coefficient. This analysis shows that unemployment and crime are related although these variables are sometimes asymmetric. Finally, it was possible to demonstrate that greater the number of unemployed people is, greater is the number of criminal acts in the country.

Keywords : unemployment; crime; delinquency; anova; correlation studies.

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