By: Kubrin, Charles E

Based on homicide data for the city of St. Louis, this researcher finds a positive association between the percentage of children not living with both parents in a community and the incidence of homicide. This association holds for domestic homicide, felony hemoicide, general altercation homicide, and total homicide.

Structural covariates of homicide rates: Does type of homicide matter? Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 40 (2): 139-70.