Time Series Analysis of Crime Rates

David F. Greenberg

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    A methodological critique of Cantor and Land's (1985) approach to the time series analysis of the crime-unemployment relationship is developed. Error correction models for U.S. homicide and robbery rates for the years 1946-1997 are presented to illustrate procedures for analyzing nonstationary time series data. The critique is followed by a discussion of methodological problems in work by Devine et al. (1988), Smith et al. (1992), and Britt (1994, 1997) that builds on Cantor and Land's approach.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)291-327
    Number of pages37
    JournalJournal of Quantitative Criminology
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 2001


    • Age
    • Cointegration
    • Crime
    • Divorce
    • Time series
    • Unemployment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
    • Law


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