Burglaries ended 10,969 cases in 2009. When one crime rate seems to go down just a little another one reaches high rates. Thefts had 37,941 cases in 2009. The percentage was too high of unsolved crimes. http://www.usa.com/philadelphia-pa-crime-and-crime-rate.htm When will these crimes decrease, where the residents will feel safe again?
Police layoffs have sparkled new concern about crime in metropolitan areas that have seen progress, raising fears that cops on the beat are getting thrown into dangerous situations with less backup and fewer resources. Newark, which ranks 23rd on the list of dangerous cities, laid off 33 percent of its force in December 2011, and crime has since spiked. In the 11th week period, since the layoffs, auto thefts are up 40 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the city's data on reported crimes. Murders are up 73 percent and carjackings have increased more than fourfold. The number of shooting victims has more than doubled.
Proactive, or preventative, patrol is focused or targeted more on specific hot spots, crime problems, or offenders. The goal of proactive patrol is to detect crimes in progress and deter crime by having a routine police presence (Grant & Terry, 2008). There are a couple different downfalls to policing agencies using one form of patrol over the other. One downfall is that if only one of these patrol styles were adopted, the police would lose some of their discretion. Conditions of an officer’s reaction to certain responds would change (Grant & Terry, 2008).
Instead of staying in a darkened room, the commanders should be training their officers on how to combat this action and help actual reduce the crimes not cover them up. They need to make sure that officers know the importance of CompStat and how it benefits their department. CompStat can be a great tool, but it must be implemented and used correctly and information cannot be falsified to give data that is wanted. If the information is correct than it can help us ensure that our police department are working to actually reduce crime not just to make their department look good. This information can be used for many different reasons and if individuals knew that police departments were doing everything in their power to actually reduce crimes some areas would not be so scary to live in or
These certain people also call for a great amount of street smarts to go along with their professionalism. 3. What I thought of the officers giving each other plaques for shooting or wounding suspects is that it is a wrong thing to do. As a cop you never want to have to kill or shoot someone, but when you do it should not be a rewarding feeling. 4.
Recent studies have shown that when a rise in the conceal and carry lowers the crime rate by quite a bit. A local Illinois news paper recent came out with the statistics of “the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year” (Kelly Riddell, The Washington Times.) Riddell later goes on to explain how this has a direct correlation to the conceal and carry law being permitted in Illinois. “The 146 percent increase in conceal and carry permits has been good as both murder and violent crime rates have dropped by 22 percent.”(Fox News.) The statistics show that the fear of the public having guns makes it hard for criminals to know when to commit their crime.
Sixth principles “Police use Physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion advice and warning is found to be insufficient”. A lot of police agencies get in a lot of trouble because of wrongful death or injury. You can only use deadly force when the public put the officer in danger life or harming the public. If he uses the deadly force he has to have a better reason to the chief to use that type of force. Seventh principle, “Police at all times should maintain a relationship with the public that gives realty to historic tradition that police are the public the public are police the police being only members of the public who are paid attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the
What we are asking for is more background checks and more laws to make it harder for guns to end up in the wrong hands and the people that want to cause harm to others. One key item that studies have found that gun control laws affect the use of specific guns in violent crimes, but do not affect the crime rate itself. This is true to some extent, and what we want is mass shootings to end. This will not stop criminals and mentally ill people from buying guns on the streets. Yes, true but if we gun owners are responsible gun owner, and we do the right thing we can stop guns from reaching the streets.
With the highest crime states out of the picture it left knowingly less violent states for Brady supporters to use as proof of decreasing crime. From 1993 to present year there has been a steady five to ten percent decrease in U.S. violent crimes. The FBI reported an estimate of 1.3 million violent crimes in 2009, of which 67.1% were aggregated assaults, but of that percent, firearms were used in only 20.9% of those assaults. So, let us for example ban guns and pretend no citizens have access to them, which leaves 46.2% violent assaults where a gun was not used (U.S. Department of, 2010). High numbers of violent crimes still exist even after firearms are subtracted from the