Income Inequality and Crime in the United States
University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs; Department of Public Administration, Korea University
March 6, 2009
Economics Letters, Vol. 101, pp. 31-33, 2008
This 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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: Inequality, Gini Ratio, Crime
JEL Classification: I32, K42
Date posted: May 12, 2009 ; Last revised: December 22, 2013
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