The Interchangeability of Homicide Data Sources

A Spatial Analytical Perspective

Robert D. Baller, Steven F. Messner, Luc Anselin, Glenn Deane

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Abstract

The authors extend the work of Wiersema, Loftin and McDowall (2000) by assessing the interchangeability of Supplemental Homicide Report (SHR) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) homicide rates in the context of spatial analysis. Conclusions drawn from spatial analyses may be affected by the choice of data source if the underrecording of homicide tends to cluster in geographic space more strongly in one data source than the other. Such a situation could alter indications of homicide rate clustering and substantive conclusions drawn from multivariate spatial regression models. Results indicate that although these data sources are interchangeable for urban counties, spatial effects and the effects of social structural factors vary by data source for rural counties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-227
Number of pages17
JournalHomicide Studies
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Homicide
Information Storage and Retrieval
homicide
Spatial Analysis
National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)
health statistics
Cluster Analysis
indication
regression

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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The Interchangeability of Homicide Data Sources : A Spatial Analytical Perspective. / Baller, Robert D.; Messner, Steven F.; Anselin, Luc; Deane, Glenn.

In: Homicide Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2002, p. 211-227.

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Baller, Robert D. ; Messner, Steven F. ; Anselin, Luc ; Deane, Glenn. / The Interchangeability of Homicide Data Sources : A Spatial Analytical Perspective. In: Homicide Studies. 2002 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 211-227.
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