They both have a high rate of robberies, but Philadelphia has a larger robbery rate than Baltimore. Baltimore and Philadelphia had recent drops in the citizens that are willing to report crimes. Philadelphia is located in the state of Pennsylvania, and the population is estimated 1,447,395. Philadelphia has 10,170 robberies in 2010 . Over the past year the rate of robberies has increased by more than 1,000.
Nevertheless, both locations have experienced a substantial decline in crime, however, as determined by the Uniform Crime Report, UCR, this seems to be interpreted as a standard fact nationwide (Fbi.gov, 2010). According to the Uniform Crime Report's data (Fbi.gov, 2010), the city of Los Angeles has more crimes reported in the year 2010 compared to reports from Long Beach. Violent crimes according to national and regional figures, has become more of an issue for both of these cities. In 2010, Los Angeles with a population of 3,841,707, reported a total of 21,484 violent crimes, while Long Beach with a population of 462,267 reported a total of 2,720 violent crimes (Fbi.gov, 2010). A startling 293 murders were reported in 2010 in Los Angeles and 32 murders for Long Beach and yet it is even more shocking to know there are far more forcible rapes that occur in both of these areas.
The overall decrease in juvenile arrests for violent crimes for 2008 was less than any year in 1990s. There had been gradually a decline in juvenile arrest for violent crimes between the 1990s to around the year 2004. Puzzanchera (2009), “Juveniles accounted for only 16% of all violent crime arrests” (4). Since 1994 arrest rates have been in steady decline. The majority of arrest differs by gender, race, and the area an individual reside in.
Orange County has the lowest crime rate when compared to other major counties in the nation. Gang violence is the primary contributor to the crime rate and an increasing gang membership is a major concern. Gang membership increased for the past three years (Orange County Community Indicators Project, 2012). The air quality in Orange County in 2010 was considered to be one of the best when compared to other counties in the nation. 80% of the days in 2010 were in the “good” range and only one day was in the “unhealthy” range.
Juveniles were responsible for 16% of the violent crimes and 26% of all the property crimes that were on record throughout the United States. The statistic report shows that the arrest rate for juveniles who were charged with murder is at a rate of 3.8 per 100, 000 juveniles that were arrested in 2008.” The increase in drug offenses and simple assaults According to "Juvenile Justice Bulletin" (2008), “The report lists statistics for the juvenile drug abuse violations in 1994, 2007, and 2008. During the different years listed, the drug abuse violations continue to decrease. The report shows that the drug abuse violations resulted in 180,100 juvenile arrests.” “Simple assaults included in the chart were at zero reported; however, looking under the other assaults in the report there were 18% of the arrests reported to be
Crime data’s are divided into personal/violent crimes, property crimes,’ burglary, murder, arson, and robbery (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2010). I have decided murder to go with Los Angeles- Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA and Kansas City, MO. I also have decided to compare the murder of both. Second, In 2010 Kansas City, Mo had 5,506 total of violent crime, and City of Los Angeles had 21,484 total of violent crime("Federal Bureau Investigation ", 2010).. City of Los Angeles had more incidents out of Kansas City; Mo. City of Los Angeles had a lot of different incidents reported like: Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, Forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
New York has been known for its crime rate, with a population of 17,999,657 and 99.8% of police departments reporting, there were 761 murders in 2009. The biggest difference between the crime rates in the two cities in the size of population. Even though New York has more murders, the numbers have steadily been reduced thanks to zero tolerance policy in New York. Between 1990 and 1997, the number of murders in New York has dropped from 2,262 to 767 which is 66% drop in the murder rate. In 1997 there were actually the fewest murder numbers in New York since 1967.
Crime Data Comparison Elizabeth Socolofsky CJA/314 January 26, 2013 According to, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Department the Uniformed Crime Report for 2009 shows that in the state of New Jersey metropolitan statistic shows the population of New Jersey at 8,707,739. The total of reported violent crimes was 27,112 and the estimated number of violent crimes were 27,121 (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2010). Violent crimes are composed into several offenses, including forcible rape, murder, non-negligent manslaughter, robbery, and aggravated assault. According to the UCR program violent crimes are defined as any offense in which involves force or the threat of force (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2010). Assault is the most likely form of violent crime in America.
In 2010, drug abuse violations comprised 12.2 percent of all arrests and 14.9 percent of all Part II offense arrests (PCCD, 2012). Juvenile crime has been in a steady decline according to the 2010 report, but it does not show the true face of crime because it does not account for crime that is committed without being caught. In 2010, reported offenses totaled 931,606 in Pennsylvania. This is a 2.5 percent decrease from 2009 and both Part I and Part II offenses saw a decrease from 2009 (PCCD, 2012). Weed and Seed was an initiative by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency that takes an approach to community improvement through the use of crime reduction activities.
The government’s most recent drug survey, the 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, “over 800,000 adolescents ages 12-17 sold illegal drugs during the previous 12 months preceding.” (NSDUH). Marijuana has damaged and brought chaos to lives of many young Americans. Medically, it is not addictive, but some people say that they begin to form a habit, and it becomes a psychological, rather than physical, addiction. Although marijuana is less harmful than other substances that are legal, chances are that if more people smoked marijuana because it became legal, there would be an increase in health problems. A study was done by the DEA in 2004 in which 19.1 million Americans aged 12 or older used illicit drugs in the 30 days prior to the study.