Are official statistics a reliable source of information about crime in Britain? Official criminal statistics are defined as “Statistical data compiled by the police and the courts and routinely published by governments as indices of the extent of crime” (Munchie, 2001, p194). “The working class, the young males, and members of some ethnic minorities are all more likely to commit crimes than the middle class, the elderly, females and whites – according to official statistics”. (Haralambos and Holborn, 2004, p338). In assessing the question “Are official statistics a reliable source of information about crime in Britain?” several factors will be considered: including how the statistics are collected, the divide between males and females in crime statistics, the over representation of ethnic minorities and any problems in looking at the true extent of crime using statistics as an indicator for this.
This will show what time of year, which season, if it is hot or cold, if it is near a holiday, etc… that the crime rates increase or decrease. It will also give law enforcement agencies and the FBI an idea of where the bigger crimes occur more often. When a murder is heard about, most people think that it will be in a larger “high crime” kind of city like Chicago, but many times smaller, rural towns are just as likely to have high crimes as well. The state
Along with those programs came the NCVS or National Crime Victimization Survey, this survey is a self-reporting survey which victims report their own incidents. Although each are used to record crime for the nation, they each have their own uses and are used differently. The UCR crime reports are used in many ways, they provide law enforcement with date for use in police operations and planning for the future. The news and media also utilize the reports as well to inform the public about crime. Data is recorded by cities, counties, colleges, and states and submitted to the UCR.
Crime Reporting and Reporting Crime: Uniform Crime Reports vs. National Crime Victimization Survey Vanicia Carr Roosevelt University Abstract The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) are two reports in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses to measure crime across the United States. Through traditional methods of collecting crime data to new and improve ways of collecting data the UCR/NIBRS program has been an important part of the FBI crime reporting, however, the program falls short on crimes not reported. With the development of the National Crime Victimization Survey data is collected on unreported crime. Weakness and strengths are presented on each program, with particular emphasis on domestic violence. The strengths of the NCVS outweighed the UCR/NIBRS program in measuring domestic violence.
Information on the UCR and NCIC Tabitha Ellsworth Policing in America Individual work week 2 In this paper I will be describing what the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) are and how they are used. I will also be describing what the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is and what its purpose is. I will being going in to depth about both of this topics to inform you better of why we need that and how they benefit our legal system when solving crimes. The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) is official data on crime in the United States, published by the FBI. The purpose of the UCR program is to provide a nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistics by law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
The Uniform Crime Reports program began in 1930; it is the important source of crime information for law enforcement, policymakers, scholars, and the media. To make sure things are reported adequately the criminal offenses are divided into two major groups. Part I offenses and Part II offenses. In Part I, the UCR indexes reported incidents in two categories: violent and property crimes. Aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery are classified
Franklin Township Needs Assessment Elyse Kocylowskyi October 8, 2012 Franklin Township, NJ Franklin Township is the most populated municipality of Somerset County, containing 62,300 people, with a population density of 1,350 persons per square mile (Brandstetter, 2010). Franklin Township, to be hereafter called Franklin, not only has the largest population, it also has the fastest growing – with a rate 2.4 times higher than any other municipality, accounting for 43.9% of the total population growth in Somerset County between 2000 and 2010 (NJSDC, 2011). Money Magazine’s ranking of the ‘one-hundred best places to live’ in the US listed Franklin as the fifth best place to live in 2008, and the twenty-fifth best place to live for
In the U.S., crime laboratories are operated both at public and private levels. Generally, crime labs have two types of people working under it: a. Field analysts - Investigators who go to crime scenes to collect evidence, and process the scene. Most crime labs in the U.S. are under the police or prosecution control which opens the door for a number of problems with corruption as the headliner. Crime labs are subject to being victims of incentives.
Task 1-Analysis Gun Crime Statistics for Newham East London I have selected statistics on gun crime in Newham East London from the official Metropolitan Police statistics, as the Borough of Newham has one of the highest recorded gun crime incident hot spots in London from September 2008 to September 2010 From the 12 months leading up to September 2009 there were 127 recorded incidents of guns being used this works out as an average of 10 incidents being reported a month. From 12 months leading up to September 2010 there were 200 recorded incidents of guns being used this works out as an average of 16 incidents being reported a month. In total this works out to be an increase of 57% from the previous year, this is a very significant increase in gun crime and must be addressed as if these statistics were to continue like this over the following years gun crime would be completely out of control. To draw further information from these statistics it would be very helpful to know such things as the size of the population of the Borough of Newham compared to the other Boroughs of London as this would give a better indication of the overall problem of gun crime in this area, also if there has been tensions between ethnic minorities there due to immigration of immigrants and also if the area is socially deprived and has a high unemployment rate and high levels of substance misuse leading to high levels of crime. Another problem could be gang related violence that has led to this increase in violence that would also have an effect on Newham’s neighbouring boroughs.
“Last year, 15,890 Americans became victims of violent crime each day” (Brinkerhoff). Property crimes are the most committed crimes in the U.S. (Crime). I am shocked how many crimes are committed daily in the U.S. What causes people to commit criminal behavior? Are they born to be aggressive? Are criminals made from their environment?