Relationship Between Homicide Hot Spots, Victim Characteristics, and Economic Disadvantage in a large Urban City in Colorado
This research utilized geographic information system map capabilities to analyze homicide hotspots within a large city in east central Colorado. Previous literature has found numerous examples of the influence of social disorganization on homicide victimization. This has been especially true of poverty and race. Supportive of the previous research, a calculation of homicide rates by race revealed evidence of racial disparity in homicide victimization among minorities. Further, the map analysis revealed that minority homicides are more spatially clustered around higher indexes of disadvantage. ...
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