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Identifying Trends in Rural/Urban Crime Rates: How does Rurality Relate to Crime?

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Though rural crime is relatively understudied in criminology, most research finds that urban areas tend to have the highest crime rates and rural areas the lowest. There is also evidence in recent years that this gap is beginning to narrow, as rural areas have had smaller decreases or even increases in crime rates over time, compared to urban areas.

For this study, I link Census information with offense statistics from the UCR for a national, county-level analysis of rural and urban crime rates. Because this data is available across several decades, I can identify exactly how rural and urban crime rates are changing over time, as well as how these changes correspond to changes in the rural/urban composition of a county.

To identify how crime rates may correspond to urban/rural composition, I examine changes in the crime rates of counties that become more rural or more urbanized across time. I hypothesize that rural crime rates are increasing as a result of urbanization, and so I also expect this increase to be more apparent in rural areas that are adjacent to metropolitan areas or contain a micropolitan.
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Briddell, Laine. "Identifying Trends in Rural/Urban Crime Rates: How does Rurality Relate to Crime?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, St. Louis Adam's Mark, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov 11, 2008 <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p270889_index.html>

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Briddell, L. , 2008-11-11 "Identifying Trends in Rural/Urban Crime Rates: How does Rurality Relate to Crime?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, St. Louis Adam's Mark, St. Louis, Missouri <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p270889_index.html

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Abstract: Though rural crime is relatively understudied in criminology, most research finds that urban areas tend to have the highest crime rates and rural areas the lowest. There is also evidence in recent years that this gap is beginning to narrow, as rural areas have had smaller decreases or even increases in crime rates over time, compared to urban areas.

For this study, I link Census information with offense statistics from the UCR for a national, county-level analysis of rural and urban crime rates. Because this data is available across several decades, I can identify exactly how rural and urban crime rates are changing over time, as well as how these changes correspond to changes in the rural/urban composition of a county.

To identify how crime rates may correspond to urban/rural composition, I examine changes in the crime rates of counties that become more rural or more urbanized across time. I hypothesize that rural crime rates are increasing as a result of urbanization, and so I also expect this increase to be more apparent in rural areas that are adjacent to metropolitan areas or contain a micropolitan.


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