Social Factors Affecting Violent Crime in the State of North Carolina

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Daniel J Young (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Renee Lamphere

Abstract: Violent crime is a serious issue in any state, and North Carolina is no exception. Many social factors have interesting relations to violent crime rates, and by identifying these patterns and relationships law enforcement officers and policymakers alike can work together to resolve the root causes of crime. Among the most notable social factors are household income, per capita income, poverty, high school graduate status, race, and owner occupied housing. By understanding the relationship between these factors and crimes, public officials will be better prepared to face the root causes of criminal activity, specifically violent crimes. With this knowledge, they will be capable of reducing crime rates, which benefit all in the community. To begin understanding the correlations, a statistical analysis will determine those social factors with the greatest influence on criminal activity. From there, qualitative research will explain how those social factors have influence on crime. By using both quantitative and qualitative research, the most accurate information can be identified and utilized.

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Honors Project
Esther G. Maynor Honors College
Language: English
Date: 2019
North Carolina, violent crime, race, poverty, income, housing, education

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