Submission Title

Our Modern Economy and the effects on US Homicide Rates

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Drew StogsdillFollow

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Economics

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The US economy is huge and includes so many different variables that make up this big entity. However, the US economy can affect many other things outside of it. This is where my research is based off. I explored how unemployment and other demographic variables affect the homicide rates in all 50 US states. I wanted to see if there is correlation between the rise and lowering of the unemployment rate and the statistics of homicide rates. I hoped to answer the question of why a state’s homicide rate is as high as they are and what stressors cause add to these rises. The other variables (Stressors) I included are education, male to female ratio, household income, Covid 19 Vaccination percentages. I also added gun statistics of each state. I believed these variables all could help explain my question. The variable that had the most impact was unemployment. Some people who are unemployed make the decision that they can get more “Utility” from killing someone which lifts them to a better state of being than trying to find a legitimate job. I will explain how the other stressors add to this choice and possible solutions to better this problem.

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Our Modern Economy and the effects on US Homicide Rates

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

The US economy is huge and includes so many different variables that make up this big entity. However, the US economy can affect many other things outside of it. This is where my research is based off. I explored how unemployment and other demographic variables affect the homicide rates in all 50 US states. I wanted to see if there is correlation between the rise and lowering of the unemployment rate and the statistics of homicide rates. I hoped to answer the question of why a state’s homicide rate is as high as they are and what stressors cause add to these rises. The other variables (Stressors) I included are education, male to female ratio, household income, Covid 19 Vaccination percentages. I also added gun statistics of each state. I believed these variables all could help explain my question. The variable that had the most impact was unemployment. Some people who are unemployed make the decision that they can get more “Utility” from killing someone which lifts them to a better state of being than trying to find a legitimate job. I will explain how the other stressors add to this choice and possible solutions to better this problem.