The Effect of Income Inequality on Crime
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Empirical research on the relationship between income inequality and of robbery and property theft. Our focus upon this literature lies within the visible manifestation of inequality with regards to the use of the Gini Index. Using the Gini Index as an indicator, we recorded an association between the distribution of wealth and crime. Our results attempt to link income inequality to the amount of violent crime by county. There seems to be evidence supporting our original hypothesis of income inequality contributing to the amount of violent crime, suggesting that such a disparity may be linked to social theories that contribute to the economics of crime.