General evolution and Durkheim's hypothesis of crime frequency: A cross-cultural test

The Sociological Quarterly Vol/Iss. 33(2) Blackwell Publishing Ltd Published In Pages: 241-263
By Leavitt, Gregory C.


Social differentiation will be positively associated with property crime (250).


All variables used to measure social differentiation (independent) correlate at p < 0.05 significance with all variables used to measure violent crime (dependent).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Rank-order correlationSupportedp < 0.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN