The Murder/Burglary Rate Correlation as a Proxy for Drug Abuse

2 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2016

Date Written: December 21, 2016

Abstract

Murder and burglary rates are very strongly correlated: much more so than any other crimes recorded by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports program. This paper asks if both of these crimes are so strongly correlated because both are proxies for drug abuse, and suggests that this relationship may justify more examination of a causal connection by researchers with more statistical skills.

Keywords: Crime, Burglary, Murder

Suggested Citation

Cramer, Clayton E., The Murder/Burglary Rate Correlation as a Proxy for Drug Abuse (December 21, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2888558 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2888558

Clayton E. Cramer (Contact Author)

College of Western Idaho ( email )

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

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