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NCJ Number: 249180 Find in a Library
Title: Effect of Growth in Foreign Born Population Share on County Homicide Rates: A Spatial Panel Approach
Journal: Papers in Regional Science  Volume:93  Issue:S1  Dated:November 2014  Pages:S1-S23
Author(s): Matt Ruther
Date Published: November 2014
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2010-IJ-CX-0003
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical); Statistics
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using US county homicide mortality data and a spatial Durbin panel regression model which accounts for the spatial clustering of homicide deaths and unobserved heterogeneity between counties, this study examined the impact of changes in foreign- born population share on changes in county homicide rates.
Abstract: The study found that increases in the foreign-born population share were associated with reductions in the homicide rate, a process observed most clearly in the South region of the United States. This reduction is largely the result of spillover, the indirect effect of growth in the immigrant population in one county on homicide rates in other counties. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Homicide; Homicide trends; Immigrants/Aliens; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources
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