Geography ETDs

Publication Date

9-12-2014

Abstract

The decade between 2000 and 2010 marked the largest increase of immigrant populations in U.S. history, however crime rates have seen a decrease during this same period. Recent research suggests that immigrant groups may actually be associated with this phenomenon. As immigration rates are expected to continue to grow in Albuquerque and the U.S., further research into the relationship between immigration and crime rates within historical destination cities (i.e. Los Angeles, New York) and new destination gateway cities, such as Albuquerque, is necessary. This study examines how violent and non-violent crime rates in immigrant neighborhoods compare to those of non-immigrant neighborhoods in Albuquerque, NM over a four year time period. In this study immigrant neighborhoods are found to have a null or negative association to crime.

Degree Name

Geography

Department Name

Geography

Level of Degree

Masters

First Advisor

Lippitt, Chris

First Committee Member (Chair)

Freundschuh, Scott

Second Committee Member

Carr, John

Third Committee Member

Guerin, Paul

Document Type

Thesis

Language

English

Keywords

GIS, Geography, Crime, Immigrant, Negative Binomial Regression, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Spatial Analysis

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