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Black Homicide in Urban America

Rose and McClain, Race, Place, and Risk

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Looking at Macro Tables as a Clue to Antecedents of Homicide Risk

Table 1-2. Social, Economic, and Mobility Status Indicators, Rose and McClain, at p. 11.

Status Indicators at Beginning of Period
Regions
and
Places
SMSA
Population
(1960)
Black Population
Central City
(1960)
Net Migration
1960-70(Black)
(thousands)
Industrial Type Stage in Economic
Development Cycle
Segregation Index
(1960)
Homicide Rate
(per 1,000,000)
Regions
and
Places
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1964-65 1972 ---
The South
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- The South
Atlanta 1,022,013 186,000 +33 Service Growth 93.6 18.4 48.8 Atlanta
Houston 1,214,666 215,000 +111 Service Growth 93.7 11.3 24.2 Houston
Northeast --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Northeast
Pittsburgh 2,250,000 98,000 +6 Manufacturing Decline 84.6 5.6 11.0 Pittsburgh
North Central --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- North Central
Detroit 3,339,556 432,000 +98 Manufacturing Stable 84.5 9.6 38.9 Detroit
St. Louis 2,002,609 214,000 -1 Manufacturing Decline 90.5 17.0 34.2 St. Louis
The West --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- The West
Los Angeles 6,129,683 335,000 +120 Manufacturing Growth 81.8 8.4 16.6 Los Angeles