In the globalizing world as a result of industrialization and technological developments, people have started to generate common living spaces for themselves in various geographical locations suitable for settlement. As the social interaction of people have augmented in the settlements established to have easier access, in addition to nutrition, to some basic needs such as health, security, education, transportation, social and cultural life, some problems have started to emerge. In these settlements, which are the common inhabitation of today's world, human beings in the course of time have become more socially interactive with each other, unplanned urbanization, unqualified migration from rural to city, unemployment, and irregularities in transportation have become the main geographical factors that have generated crime. Geography, which is one of the important branches of science that conducts many researches on the concept of crime, deals with the spatial and temporal distribution of crime and examines the other factors that lead to crime. In fact, it is significant to identify the clusters that emerge by identifying the educational, social, age, gender, etc. characteristics of people involved in crime and offer numerous solution suggestions. In the relevant literature, the geography studies that have focused on the spatial and temporal distribution of crime are distinctive. It is crucially significant to take into consideration the nature of the population and to analyze the relationship between the level of education, age range, gender and socio-economic characteristics and the tendency to commit crimes. This study is significant as there are very few studies in Turkey dealing with this issue from this perspective.
Crime geography, Kars (Kağızman), crime-demography relationship