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Some Reasons for Using Zipf’s Law in the Analysis of Urban Crime: The Case of Mexico

Carlos J. Vilalta & Gustavo Fondevila The high concentration of crime in a handful of cities is clear. What is not clear, however, is why crime levels are high in particular places. Using crime victimization data from thirty-two Mexican cities, I test one proposition and develop another. First, I show that Zipf’s law fits to a certain degree the distribution […]