Time series analysis of crime rates

David F. Greenberg

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    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)
    Title of host publicationQuantitative Methods in Criminology
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages37
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315089256
    ISBN (Print)9780754624462
    StatePublished - Jul 5 2017


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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities
    • General Social Sciences


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