Using Population Data to Predict Crime Rates for Washington State
Sciences and Mathematics, College of
Math and Computer Science, Department of
BURS Faculty Advisor
Daniel C. Biles
Washington State collected data on the number of prison sentences given in each county between 2010 and 2016. Similarly, the US census kept detailed records of available housing, average sentence length, as well as age and race distribution for each county in Washington throughout the same time period.
Using the two data sources, my project develops multiple statistical models for predicting the proportion of prison sentences that will be given in a particular year, giving insight into the patterns attributed to high prison sentencing in some areas.
Guardo, Chris, "Using Population Data to Predict Crime Rates for Washington State" (2022). Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS). 110.