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Aim

to examine gender and age patterns in crimes of violence

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Method

snapshot data analysis - police records

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Procedure

homicide records Detroit 1972 were categorised and reviewed for analysis

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Results

-422 male homicides, 90 female homicides
-social conflict was the reason for 183 male crimes and 29 female crimes

-mainly committed by young unmarried men due to social conflict

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Conclusions

as most homicides are due to social conflict high levels of young male crimes can be explained by STATUS COMPETITION

the findings support an evolutionary explanation for higher levels of crime in males.