Geographic Clusters of Reported Violent Crimes in the United States: 2000–2012

Sunday, February 19, 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 309 (Hynes Convention Center)
Raid Amin, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
Clusters that have higher violent crime rates are located in the South, Midwest and coasts in most cases.
Most significant clusters are located in urban areas. Places around Miami, FL, St. Louis, MO, Chicago, IL, and New Orleans, LA have high crime rates all the time whether in univariate analysis or multivariate analysis.
Poverty cannot explain many clusters for murder and rape, but it explain several large clusters for robbery and aggravated assault. In multivariate analysis, poverty explained a lot of clusters.
Counties with high violent crime rates are most likely to have more people living in poverty, higher percent minorities, and less people with a high school degree.