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Violent Crime in the United States of America: A Time-Series Analysis Between 1960-2000

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posted on 29.04.2009, 10:10 by George Saridakis
This paper empirically assesses the effect of socio-economic and demographic variables on violent crime in the United States. Using national-level time-series data over the period 1960-2000, I estimate an unrestricted vector autoregressive (VAR) model individually for overall violent crime, murder, rape and assault. The results indicate that there is no long-run relationship among the examined variables, but a significant short-run relationship holds. Imprisonment growth, income inequality, alcohol consumption, and racial composition of the male youth population are shown to influence the short-run behaviour of violent crime.

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Dept. of Economics, University of Leicester.

Available date

29/04/2009

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http://www.le.ac.uk/economics/research/discussion/papers2003.html

Book series

Discussion Papers in Economics;03/14

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en