ERIC Number: ED247328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Crime Rates among Hispanics, Blacks, and Whites in New York City.
Rodriguez, Orlando; And Others
Hispanic Research Center Research Bulletin, v7 n1-2 p8-12 Jan-Apr 1984
Two analyses of New York City crime data--one for the entire city, and one for the Bronx--compare the crime rates of Hispanics, Whites, and Blacks. Analysis of crime rates for the city as a whole indicates that Hispanic crime patterns are different from those of Blacks and Whites. Hispanics have lower than expected crime rates, given their socioeconomic level. Hispanic youth appear to have a pattern of offenses closer to that of Whites than of Blacks, while Hispanic adults have a crime pattern closer to that of Blacks than of Whites. At the same time, Hispanic juvenile crime is more similar to that of Blacks than Whites with respect to maturing out of delinquency: both minority groups have a higher ratio of juvenile to adult crimes than Whites. Examination of crime rates in the Bronx shows that the South Bronx, an area of high Puerto Rican concentration and one of the poorest areas in New York City, has higher than average juvenile crime rates. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Minority Group Mental Health Program.
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Hispanic Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)