Cross-National Fractal Statistical Analysis of Homicide

Ryan C. Duran


The study aimed to determine the factors or reasons why homicide appears to be more prevalent in some countries than others. A powerful platform for such an analysis is afforded by fractal statistical analysis. This study analyzed global homicide incidence and sought to find out hidden dimensions associated with the fractal distribution of homicide among countries worldwide. Results have shown that homicide is fractal. Furthermore, homicide dimensions vary from one country to another. The observed variability of dimensions among homicide-prone countries can be explained largely by variability in social and political frameworks. There are differences in the level of relations among the primary actors composing the system of violence and the state's crime control capacity. Essentially, local violence can be traced back to weak criminal justice system, considerate community policies, pro-crime culture and drug market availability. However, this dilemma can be deterred. Strengthening justice system pillars greatly helps in combating against homicide.


fractal statistical analysis; crime roughness; homicide incidence; violent crimes


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