Hate Crime in the United States from 1992 - 1999: A Time Series Analysis of National Uniform Crime Reports Data

Bryan D. Byers, Ball State University
Josh Kabisch, Ball State University

ABSTRACT
This study examines the influence of time (t) (independent variable) on the frequency of hate crime reports (dependent variable) using Time Series Analysis. The objective of this study is to isolate the specific impact of trends, seasonality, triggering events, cyclical patterns, and random variation on hate crime reports for the inclusive years of 1992 - 1999. The results of this research are applicable to the policy and practice of hate crime data collection and dissemination, and in predicting future hate crime data collection trends and needs on both the state and national levels.

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