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NCJ Number: 89415 Find in a Library
Title: Crime in the Region Of Colorado Affected by Energy Resource Development
Journal: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  Volume:20  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1983)  Pages:110-125
Author(s): H C Covey; S Menard
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
Denver, CO 80215
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Reported crime rates in areas of Colorado (boom towns) affected by energy resource development are compared with rates in areas not affected by such development.
Abstract: The findings indicate that crime rates have increased more dramatically and at faster rates in boom areas than in nonboom areas. Population growth does not appear sufficient to explain the rise in the rates of criminal activity. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Colorado; Crime patterns; Crime Rate
Note: Findings presented here are part of a larger study on crime in boom towns entitled 'Colorado's Energy Boom - Impacts on Crime and Criminal Justice,' 1981.
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