Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
2018 Erin K Tully
This study attempts to determine whether there is a relationship between extreme weather events and crime rates. Due to the increasing effects of climate change, it is critical we understand the societal effects of extreme weather. Here, a panel data fixed effects regression was used to analyze state and year level data. It was hypothesized that there would be a relationship between crime and extreme events, but the results did not show a statistically significant relationship. Further research with increased geographic and temporal controls is encouraged.
Tully, Erin, "Climate and Crime: Examining the Relationship Between Extreme Weather Events and Crime Rates in the United States" (2018). CMC Senior Theses. 1924.