Variables that Predict Reported Domestic Violence

Lela O Pirtle, Tennessee State University


Purpose: This research attempted to present an analysis of the variables that affected reported domestic violence in the 95 counties in Tennessee. The research question was, does population, population density, graduation rates, unemployment rates, median household income, and arrest rates have an effect on the reported domestic violence rate in Tennessee counties? ^ Data and Methodology. The researcher used secondary data from the Tennessee Department of Labor, Tennessee Census Data and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. The secondary data listed all ninety-five counties in Tennessee’s domestic violence rate, population, population density, graduation rates, unemployment rates, and median household income. The statistical method employed in this research used Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient.^ Results. The research indicated that all independent variables had statistically significant relationships with reported domestic violence in Tennessee. ^

Subject Area

Sociology, Criminology and Penology

Recommended Citation

Lela O Pirtle, "Variables that Predict Reported Domestic Violence" (2010). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1483788.