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[OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015

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This paper analyses data on the crime rates of different nationalities in Germany. It's main finding is that crime rates are predictable from country-level characteristics, notably national IQ and percentage Muslim––although only the former appears to be a robust predictor. Overall, the paper is written clearly, and the analysis is well-conducted. I offer the following comments/suggestions to the authors:

1. Typo in Section 2.4: 

"Second, because the population data only includes persons officially living in Germany while the crime data includes persons not living in Germany."

Delete "because".

2. Typo in Section 5.4:  

"As can be seen, the correlations were strongly published towards 1."

Presumably you mean "strongly pushed"?

3. Typo in Section 7:

"To some extend, the differences in crime rates"

Change to "some extent".

4. Clearly, Georgia and Algeria are influential data points, having much higher crime rates than the other nationalities. I would be interested to know what happens to the correlations with national IQ and percentage Muslim when excluding these two data points––including what happens to the correlations with the age-sex adjusted crime rates. Additionally, what happens when you utilise log of (1 + crime rate) instead? 

5. Consider adding horizontal lines at the top and bottom of each table.
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[OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015 - by Emil - 2016-Nov-26, 23:55:06
RE: [OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015 - by Emil - 2016-Nov-30, 22:49:07
RE: [OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015 - by NoahCarl - 2016-Dec-21, 23:30:46
RE: [OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015 - by Emil - 2016-Dec-22, 01:25:58
RE: [OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015 - by Erwin Schmidt - 2017-Jan-04, 00:23:13
Revision #1 - by Emil - 2017-Jan-09, 01:32:23
RE: [OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015 - by Emil - 2017-Jan-15, 02:06:46
RE: [OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015 - by Emil - 2017-Jan-26, 18:25:00
RE: [OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015 - by NoahCarl - 2017-Jan-26, 20:07:12
RE: [OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015 - by Erwin Schmidt - 2017-Jan-26, 23:31:52
RE: [OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015 - by Gmeisenberg - 2017-Feb-11, 13:39:05
RE: [OQSPS] Immigrant crime in Germany 2012-2015 - by Emil - 2017-Feb-11, 13:48:14
 
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