Income inequality and crime in the United States
AbstractThis paper investigates the relationship between income inequality and crime. Results show that there is a strong and robust effect of relative income inequality on burglary. Effect on robbery is also strong and robust in most cases.
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Volume (Year): 101 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
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Inequality Gini ratio Crime I32 K42;
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