Slaughterhouses and Increased Crime Rates

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An analysis by Amy J. Fitzgerald (University of Windsor), Linda Kalof and Thomas Dietz (Michigan State University).

The findings include:

– Slaughterhouse employment has significant effects on arrests for rape and arrests for sex offenses

– Slaughterhouse employment is a significant predictor of total arrests and violent arrests

– The work done within slaughterhouses might spillover to violence against other less powerful groups, such as women and children

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