Cross-National Variation in Violent Crime Rates: Race, r-K Theory, and Income

  title={Cross-National Variation in Violent Crime Rates: Race, r-K Theory, and Income},
  author={J. P. Rushton and G. Whitney},
  journal={Population and Environment},
Rushton's theory of r-K race differences was examined in relation to the rate of murder, rape, and serious assault per 100,000 population and Gross Domestic Product per Person for 74 countries from the 1993–1996 International Crime Statistics published by INTERPOL and the 1999 CIA World Fact Book. Each country was assigned to one of the three macro-races East Asian, European, and African. The results corroborated earlier findings that violent crime is lowest in East Asian countries… Expand
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