People always have a misconception that higher crime rates will be reduced, if gun regulations are carried out. Conversely, the proof in America’s big city—Washington, D.C indicates differently. “Washington's ban went into effect in early 1977, but since it started there has been only one year when its murder rate fell below what it was in 1976. Murder rates were falling before the ban and rose afterward. In the five years before the ban, the murder rate fell from 37 to 27 murders per 100,000 people.
Thus, the rates of criminals increase. As a consequence, guns for citizens are used for protection and crime prevention. For illustrate high crime urban area and neighborhoods with large minority population have the greatest reduction violent crime when citizen are legally allowed to carry handguns. Another reason that handgun
On the other hand, the total number of people reported affected by natural disasters has increased from 0, to 250 millions over the last 50 years. This shows that the population is growing, and more people are choosing to live in hazardous areas, thus concluding that more people will be affected. The number of disasters has increased but the numbers of deaths has fallen. This could be because of global warming, which has increased the number of hurricanes, tornadoes and other tragedies (hydro metrological hazards). On the other hand, the number of deaths has fallen because of Predictions, (which are 90% accurate, and help give a better understating of the disaster unfolding) Precautions, (meaning people don’t take any chances, and evacuate their homes) and Preparedness (working as community to prepare for any disaster).
This means that criminals don’t have to worry about the police being able to defend themselves with guns and so it makes it easier for them to commit crimes. Using armed police was successful in Bristol, because in 2003, police were armed to take the tension of gang related crimes away. Police were then able to go back into the inner – city areas unarmed without have to worry about armed gang related crimes. Point Most countries in Europe and North America have armed police forces, in part to deter criminal acts, but also to protect officers working in an armed or dangerous environment’ . Armed criminals operate in at least some areas of virtually every jurisdiction.
Crime Data Comparison Brittany N Mann CJA/314 October 24, 2011 Ronald Alter When comparing crime data from one metropolitan to another, one would find that will there are many similarities, there are also many difference. The differences regarding why robberies are committed and how many robberies are committed each year in the different areas. Baltimore and Philadelphia are too large metropolitan cities that are located near the small city I live in. Although Baltimore had decreased over the last year, Philadelphia has increased in the number of Robberies occurring. They both have a high rate of robberies, but Philadelphia has a larger robbery rate than Baltimore.
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Research has shown that accidents from texting and driving has actually increased since the bans. “In all 4 of the study states, crashes increased among drivers younger than 25 after the all-driver bans took effect. In California, Louisiana, and Washington, the increases for young drivers were greater than for drivers 25 and older. The largest crash increase of all (12 percent) following enactment of a texting ban was among young drivers in California.” (IIHS.org, para 8.) Where then does this leave lawmakers in combating this issue?
Although people claim that gun control has been effective in certain places, evidence seems to suggest otherwise. After a gun ban in Britain in 1997 thousands of weapons were confiscated by the British Police Force. “Gun crime in England and Wales rose by thirty-five percent for all firearms, and by a whopping forty-six percent for the banned handguns. Nearly 10,000 firearms offenses were committed”(Malcom). Gun control has also been implemented in some U.S. states and cities.
In this changing environment, police leaders felt the need to reflect on these problems and their overall image with the public. In their attempts to understand what was going wrong, many studies and experiments were on going. Many police department are pushing more toward community policing and other departments still like using the traditional approach. Both traditional police and community have their disadvantages and advantages. Community policing is the new trend in policing while traditional policing less expensive and takes minimal time to implement compared to community policing.
That compares to about 1 million gang members when the investigative agency last compiled such figures in January 2009. FBI officials, however, were quick to emphasize that the apparent 40 percent increase in membership may reflect more accurate reporting of numbers, in addition to any sudden swell in gangs' ranks. They said some of the spike could be due to much better reporting by law enforcement officers, an increase in the number of agencies reporting and other administrative factors. (Frieden) 2011 The positives with increasing gang membership are very few. With the increase of gang members comes an increase in crimes.