Culture, Religion, and Homicide Rates: A Cross-National Assessment

Don Soo Chon, Florida State University

Previous cross-national studies on the links among regional culture, religion, and homicide rates have been based upon superficial speculation. The present paper tested the relationship by introducing regional culture and religion simultaneously in a same regression model. Two international homicide data sets were collected from both the Interpol for 92 nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) for 90 countries. The current empirical examination failed to find such a relationship.

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