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Determinants of violent crime rates : observing education and population density

by Lesnansky, Christopher James

Abstract

Education and violent crime rates appear to be negatively correlated. Research has also suggested that living in a densely populated city may promote more violent behavior. This paper explored the effects that education and population density has on violent crime rates in cities within the United States. It was found that if a higher percentage of population graduates high school, violent crime rates will decrease. It also was found that as population density increases, violent crimes will increase as well. This should promote the notion that the more funding put into education will have a direct impact on lowering violent crime rates.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:11102
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
35 pages : illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Fullerton, Richard
Department/Program
Department of Economics and Business
Degree Name
bachelor
Degree Type
B.A.
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2015-05