The surprising factors driving murder rates: income inequality and respect | US news | The Guardian

‘If your social reputation in that milieu is all you’ve got, you’ve got to defend it.’

Inequality predicts homicide rates “better than any other variable”, says Martin Daly, professor emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at McMaster University in Ontario and author of Killing the Competition: Economic Inequality and Homicide.The surprising factors driving murder rates: income inequality and respect | US news | The Guardian