Crime Data Comparison

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Crime Data Comparison Crime Data Comparison There are many resources that can be used to measure crime through data that has been collected. The most common way to measure crime is through the law enforcement agency itself. After the agency documents the crime the information is reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI. The FBI keeps statistical data under the Uniform Crime Reports. This information can be found on their website as well. The Uniform Crime Report began in 1929 to provide accurate and statistical information about crime that happens all over. This helps the FBI determine which areas have higher crime rates, what types of crimes are taking place and how severe the issue is. This information is then used to help find ways to reduce the crime and make the area safer. Philadelphia and Milwaukee, WI Philadelphia is considered to be one of the largest cities in the United States. Milwaukee, WI is considered to be one of the largest cities in the state of Wisconsin. In 2012 Philadelphia’s population was 1,530,873 and the population in Milwaukee for that same year was 597,426. These numbers are having a large difference in the number of people and therefore we are able to determine which of the two cities would be ranked with higher crime ratings. The more people in a city the more crime committed, Philadelphia of course proves to have higher crime rates. There are many different crimes that are reported to the Uniform Crime Report for the FBI these crimes include violent crimes, murder, rape, robbery, assault, property crimes, burglary, theft, vehicle theft and arson. Crime Rates for these Cities To compare the rates of the two cities we will focus on the violent crimes of the cities. In 2012 the number of violent crimes in Philadelphia is listed at 8,671 and the number of violent crimes for Milwaukee

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