Inequality and Violent Crime

  title={Inequality and Violent Crime},
  author={Pablo Fajnzylber and Daniel Lederman and Norman V. Loayza},
We investigate the robustness and causality of the link between income inequality and violent crime across countries. First, we study the correlation between the Gini index and homicide and robbery rates within and between countries. Second, we examine the partial correlation by considering other crime determinants. Third, we control for the endogeneity of inequality by isolating its exogenous impact on these crime rates. Fourth, we control for measurement error in crime rates by modeling it as… CONTINUE READING


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