Decrease in Juvenile Crime In 2001, according to the FBI, juveniles accounted for 17% of all arrests and 15% of all violent crime arrests (Snyder, 2003). In the late 1980s, juvenile violent crime arrest had a substantial growth then peaked in 1994. However, between 1994 and 2001, the juvenile arrest rate for Violent Crime Index fell 44% and as a result, the juvenile Violent Crime Index arrest rate was the lowest since 1983 (Snyder, 2003). Furthermore, in 2001, the rate of juvenile arrests for Violent Crime Index offenses that included forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault and murder declined for the seventh consecutive year. The juvenile arrest rate for each of these offenses has been declining steadily since the mid-1990s; for murder, the rate fell 70% and manslaughter arrest rate fell 40% from its 1993 peak through 2001.
The FBI reports for 2008 shows that the numbers of violent crimes dropped 11.6% in the city of Detroit. From 2000 to 2004 Detroit’s rate has dropped 23% drastically. In 2007, the city had the sixth highest rate of violent crime among the twenty-five largest U.S. cities. FBI reports In 2010, city of Detroit neighborhoods were not listed as among those in major cities with the 25 highest crime rates in the U.S. as reported by neighborhoods. Detroit recorded 308 criminal homicides in 2010, a 15.4% drop from the previous year’s count of 364.
It seem population density is to deter crime but that is not truly true because it seem that high density it offer a perfect oppuorunity for property crime . Property crime is about 1/3 out of all crimes that occur. Property crimes has include the follow crimes thefts, larceny, burglary, robbery,sort lifting, arson and vandalism. The statistic has shown that property crime have fell major about 32 percent in a ten year period. Property crime rate , “of 135 victimizations per 1,000 households in 2008 was lower than the rate of 147 per 1,000 households in 2007” and it was 248 attempted or completed property crimes per 1,000U.S.
* Almost half (46.9 percent) of those surveyed experienced physical abuse, including almost 80 percent of girls. * One in five reported histories of sexual abuse, and 77.3 percent of female prisoners reported abuse as girls. African Americans are twice more likely to be senetenced with life without parole for murdering a Caucasian than a Caucasian murdering an African American (Meza). The United States is still somewhat raciest when it comes to sentencing minorities
The Overall Decrease in Juvenile Arrests Overall Review Data from 2008 shows that juvenile arrests for violent crime declined between 2006 and 2008. According to Puzzanchera (2009) “In 2008 there were 2.11 million juvenile arrests, which is 16% lower than the arrests in 1999” (p.3). In 2008 juvenile arrests for forcible rape was at an all time low since 1980, aggravated assault arrests were also at its lowest since 1988. However, juvenile arrests for murder were at its low in 2004, but increased from 2005 to 2007. Further, the Property Crime Index decreased by 20%, larceny-theft by 17%, murder by 5%, motor vehicle theft by 50%, and burglary by 14% (Puzzanchera, 2008).
Another group included 40 sex offenders, who induced crimes such as rape, paedophilia and sexual assaults. Their mean age varied from 41 for the paedophiles down to 28 for the other assaults. The last group of 20 had committed property offences involving theft and burglary, their mean age was 29. The procedure involved the use of the ‘Blame Attribution Inventory’, this measured the offender’s type of offence and attribution of blame in three aspects: internal/external, mental element and guilt. The results exposed the sex offenders as feeling the most guilt with a mean score of 12.7, and the violent criminals followed with a score of 8.1.
The Atlanta area had a total number of 3,405occurences reported. The city of Baltimore in the year 2010 had 2087 more robberies than the city of Atlanta. Rate The rate of robbery in the Baltimore area during the 2009 year was 241.1 per 100,000 inhabitants. The rate in the Atlanta area during the 2009 year was 176.1 per 100,000. The rate during the 2010 year for the Baltimore area increased to 437.0
Of those 15,910 around 26 percent re-offended with a new law violation within one year. Nearly 41% of all recidivating juveniles re-offended within the first three months of their
There is a lack of evidence proving that there was ever any correlation between violence in video games and violence in children that have played these video games. Violent juvenile crime in the United States has been declining as violent video game popularity has increased. The arrest rate for juvenile murders has fallen 71.9% between 1995 and 2008. The arrest rate for all juvenile violent crimes has declined 49.3%. In this same period, video game sales have more than sextupled (650%) between 1996 and 2010 (Entertainment Software Asssociation 2009) (Entertainment Software Association 2013).
In 2010 the Bureau of Justice Statistics report estimated that over 200,000 individual's are victims of hate crimes each year. “The disparity between statistics and self-reported victimizations indicates that a large number of incidents are never reported to the police” (Zaykowski, H., 2010). This staggering disparity raises questions about the trust that victims have in the hate crime laws. It also prompts questions about the effectiveness of the hate crime laws in general. The following California statistic is a prime example of this argument.