This study explores the evolution and predictors of the homicide rate in 81 Turkish provinces from 1997 to 2015. Using regression analysis, it is demonstrated that several socio-economic factors are significantly associated with the level of the homicide rate. Moreover, the effects of the socio-economic factors change when the breakdown of the homicide rate with respect to two key demographic factors, age and gender, are also incorporated into the analysis.
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Elgin, C. Evolution and Predictors of the Homicide Rate in Turkish Provinces: Evidence from Panel Data. Eur J Crim Policy Res 25, 379–390 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-018-9389-y
- Homicide rate
- Panel data