Frank Neubacher, Ulrike Grote
November 19, 2016
In criminology very little is known about crime in developing countries. Rural areas in particular are neglected. Departing from the study of Clinard & Abbott from 1973, the article reviews the state of the art and raises open questions. Inter alia, the unreliability of official statistics, data of the International Crime Victims Survey, and the relationship between crime and development are thoroughly discussed. Moreover, perspectives of future research are outlined.