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An analysis of factors affecting crime in Colorado

by Konigsberg, Jesse Sanford

Abstract

This study provides an analysis of variables affecting crime from year 2006-2009, in all counties of Colorado. A literature review of relevant studies is included as background on crime issues in Colorado. The study itself uses data collected from The Colorado Department of Education, The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, KIDS COUNT DATA CENTER and The Colorado Bureau of Labor Statistics. An economic model is used to discover the statistical significance among the variables, with the data changing depending on what year or set of years is being examined. The model finds that the Unemployment and Median Family Income variables are the most significant predictors of county crime, and that the other factors, dropout rates and control’s, are less than ideal for fitting the model.

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bachelor

Bachelor of Arts

Includes bibliographical references.

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None

Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:3357
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
57 pages : illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
de Arauju, Pedro
Department/Program
Department of Economics and Business
Degree Name
bachelor
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2011