Homicide clearance in Western Europe

Marieke Liem, Karoliina Eeva-Maria Suonpää, Martti Mikael Lehti, Janne Kustaa Antinpoika Kivivuori, Sven Granath, Simone Walser, Martin Killias

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Abstract

This study provides an overview of homicide clearance in four West European countries: Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. Using data from the European Homicide Monitor, employing similar definitions and uniform coding schemes, this study allowed for unique crosscountry comparisons in factors influencing differences in homicide clearance rates. Findings based on homicides occurring in the period 2009–14 revealed overall low homicide rates in all countries, with a wide variety in homicide clearance rates, ranging from 77 percent in the Netherlands to 98 percent in Finland. Results further showed that both event-based as well as victim-based characteristics significantly influenced the likelihood of homicide clearance, suggesting that homicide clearance rates can, for a large part, be attributed to the prevalent types of homicide in each of these European countries.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Criminology
Volume16
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)81-101
Number of pages21
ISSN1477-3708
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology
  • henkirikos
  • henkirikollisuus
  • selvittäminen
  • pimeä henkirikos
  • teonpiirteet
  • järjestäytynyt rikollisuus
  • ampuma-aseet
  • Suomi
  • Ruotsi
  • Alankomaat
  • Sveitsi
  • 513 Law
  • murha
  • tappo
  • surma
  • lapsensurma

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Liem, Marieke ; Suonpää, Karoliina Eeva-Maria ; Lehti, Martti Mikael ; Kivivuori, Janne Kustaa Antinpoika ; Granath, Sven ; Walser, Simone ; Killias, Martin. / Homicide clearance in Western Europe. In: European Journal of Criminology. 2018 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 81-101.
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In: European Journal of Criminology, Vol. 16, No. 1, 30.03.2018, p. 81-101.

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