Latent Trajectories of Cross-National Homicide Trends: Structural Characteristics of Underlying Groups


Journal Article

© 2018 SAGE Publications. Relative to studies of U.S. homicide trends, few have investigated cross-national trends. We explore hidden heterogeneity across a sample of 82 nations between 1980 and 2010, and examine (a) what distinct latent trajectories are represented among these nations? and (b) what structural factors characterize these latent trajectory groups? World Health Organization mortality data were used for the trajectory analyses wherein three distinct groups were identified. Structural characteristics of each group are compared to determine which factors account for their trajectories. Characteristics that predicted group placement include a development index, divorced males, female labor force participation, and Latin American region.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tuttle, J; McCall, PL; Land, KC

Published Date

  • November 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 343 - 369

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6720

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1088-7679

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1088767918774083

Citation Source

  • Scopus