Crime Data Comparison

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Crime Data Comparison Juan Rojas CJA/314 26 September 2013 Greg Reynolds Crime Comparison Crime is constantly around us and is occurring everyday. Most citizens accept crime as a part of society. The FBI releases a report called the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) The program was conceived in 1929 by the International association of Chiefs of Police. There is a yearly release of statistics that cover the entire nation. The two cities compared in this paper will be San Diego, California and Bakersfield, California and the rates of rape reported in the two cities. The UCR covers all crimes from property crime to murders. According to "Ucr Program Changes Definition Of Rape" (2012) “In December 2011, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, approved revisions to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s 80-year-old definition of rape. As approved, the UCR Program’s definition of rape is “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” The revised definition is the collaborative effort of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Advisory Policy Board (APB), which is made up of representatives from all major law enforcement organizations, and staff from the national UCR Program with input from the Office of the Vice President of the United States, the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, and victim advocacy groups, such as the Women’s Law Project.” The UCR collects data on sex offenses from two reporting systems: The Summary Reporting System (SRS) as well as the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The total amount of San Diego residents is 1.3 million compared to the total population of Bakersfield of 859 thousand. In 2011 the rate per 100,000 people in San Diego was 22.2 while

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