Exploring the Link between Crime and Socio-Economic Status in Ottawa and Saskatoon: A Small-Area Geographical Analysis

Table 7.5 - Spatial Autocorrelation, Calculated Moran's "I" by Crime Type and Selected Neighbourhood Characteristics
Variable Original Adjustment for small distances
Moran's I Z Moran's I Z
Total Offences 0.118 5.20 ** 0.060 3.72 **
Violent 0.125 5.49 ** 0.063 3.87 **
Major Property 0.188 7.90 ** 0.105 5.81 **
Minor Property 0.065 3.21 ** 0.029 2.23
Drugs 0.064 3.15 ** 0.027 2.17
Low-Income Families 0.112 4.99 ** 0.062 3.80 **
Aboriginal Residents 0.185 7.78 ** 0.108 5.98 **
Total Population 0.011 1.13 -0.003 0.71

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