Urban Black Neighborhood Environment and Homicide: A Research Note on a Decade of Change in Four Cities-1970 to 1980


Journal Article

The influence of urban black neighborhood characteristics on the level of homicide victimization in four American cities is examined for 1970 and 1980. Changes in the impact of the environment on homicide risk that may have occurred during the decade are identified. Demographic and socioeconomic information was gathered on all census tracts with majority-black populations. Homicide data for both years were collected from the cities' public health departments. Analysis indicates that the relationship between environmental factors and homicide risk for black neighborhoods in the four cities does not exhibit a consistent pattern. © 1989, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mcclain, PD

Published Date

  • January 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 584 - 596

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-8332

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1078-0874

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/004208168902400406

Citation Source

  • Scopus