Structural Shifts in Select Determinants of Crime with a Focus on Rural and Urban Differences
Deller, Steven C., Deller, Melissa W., Western Criminology Review
Abstract: In this study we offer a unique test of structural shifts in the influence of poverty and income inequality on crime rates. Using U.S. county level data drawn from the 1990 and 2000 centennial censuses and the FBI Uniform Crime Reports we uncover structural differences in the determinants of crime across rural and urban counties as well as differences across violent and property crimes. We find that over time there have been significant structural shifts in the influence of traditional socioeconomic predictors of crime. In addition, we find that income inequality outperforms poverty measures in terms of predicting changes in crime rates.
Keywords: structural shifts, …
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Publication information: Article title: Structural Shifts in Select Determinants of Crime with a Focus on Rural and Urban Differences. Contributors: Deller, Steven C. - Author, Deller, Melissa W. - Author. Journal title: Western Criminology Review. Volume: 12. Issue: 3 Publication date: November 2011. Page number: 120+. © Western Criminology Review Apr 2010. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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