Studies that link Food Security to Crime & Violence

  1. Crowe, Lacy, Columbus; “Barriers to Food Security and Community Stress in an Urban Food Desert”, Urban Sci. 2018, 2(2), 46;
  1. Caughron, Jonathan Randel, “An Examination of Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Violent Crime in American Communities” (2016). All Theses. 2565.
  1. United States Department of Agriculture, “Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences” (2009).
  1. New York Law School Racial Justice Project., “Unshared Bounty: How Structural Racism Contributes to the Creation and Persistence of Food Deserts. (with American Civil Liberties Union).” (2012). Racial Justice Project. Book 3.
  1. Weissman, Sarah K., “Comparing the Physical and Psychological Effects of Food Security and Food Insecurity” (2017). Senior Honors Theses. 515.
  1. Chilton, Rabinowich, and Woolf, “Very low food security in the USA is linked with exposure to violence” (2013). Public Health Nutrition. 1-10. 
  1. Kent, Berneta & Kadrie, Mountasser & Craig, Ronald & McDoniel, Scott. (2014). Food Insecurity as a Factor in Felonious or Misdemeanor Juvenile Crimes.
  1. Ian K McDonough, Daniel L Millimet, “Criminal Incarceration, Statutory Bans on Food Assistance, and Food Security in Extremely Vulnerable Households: Findings from a Partnership with the North Texas Food Bank”, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Volume 41, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages 351–369,
  1. Child Food Insecurity: The Economic Impact on our Nation A report on research on the impact of food insecurity and hunger on child health, growth and development.