Probability of Traffic Violations and Risk of Crime: A Model of Economic Agent Behavior

  • J. Mimkes
Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)


The behavior of traffic agents is an important topic of recent discussions in social and economic sciences (Helbing, 2002). The methods are generally based on the Focker Planck equation or master equations (Weidlich, 1972, 2000). The present investigations are based on the statistics of binary decisions with constraints. This method is known as the Lagrange LeChatelier principle of least pressure in many-decisions systems (Mimkes, 1995, 2000). The results are compared to data for traffic violations and other criminal acts like shop lifting, theft and murder.


Parking Space Economic Science Negative Exponent Intermittency Control Traffic Violation 
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  • J. Mimkes
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of PaderbornGermany

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