Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development of Cross-Border Regions: Economic, Social and Security Challenges (ICSDCBR 2019)

Mortality rates caused by gunshot injuries and fires associated with killings as the markers of socially negative development in a megapolis

Authors
R Drapezo, D Shevchuk
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R Drapezo
Available Online November 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsdcbr-19.2019.114How to use a DOI?
Keywords
gunshot injuries, fires, murder, crime
Abstract
The article examines criminal injuries in the city of Kemerovo and the Kemerovo region, which were considered as markers of social disadvantage of the region. In particular, death from gunshot injuries and fires associated with killings is selected as a marker. The authors analyze an internal nature of these markers, revealing causal relationships. The study was conducted on the basis of extensive empirical material, including the production of forensic medical examinations. We found that along with relatively stable values of our markers in the Russian Federation and the Kemerovo region, a slight decrease in criminal mortality is observed. However, in the context of declining indicators, the following is noted: (1) fires in which murders are disguised as an accident are not recorded, because there is no such indicator in the statistical reports; (2) a relatively high suicide rate exists due to a gunshot injury in Kemerovo; (3) increasing sophistication of those actions conducted by marginal personalities; (4) presence of several channels of an illegal sale of weapons and means of simulating spontaneous combustion. A number of sustainable solutions aimed at stabilizing the marginal environment are proposed. Eliminating a negative impact from these markers is a prerequisite for reducing tensions in society and, as a result, improving social welfare.
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