Crime Data Comparison CJA/314 The two cities I chose to compare crime rates are Los Angeles and Long Beach. Since Los Angeles is approximately four times the size of Long Beach, one could expect at least four times as many crimes are being committed. Although geographically close to one another, crime rates can differ due to such factors as the unemployment rate or the make-up of the population within certain communities. Population growth can also be considered an underlying factor in the differences in crime rate. 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).
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.
Asses the importance of the ethnic minority vote in the US political system The political system within the US consists of two parties; Democrats and Republicans. Whilst the Democrats conventionally gain the vote of the worse off citizens, the Republicans achieve the vote of the better off citizens; nevertheless, neither party are oblivious of the importance of the ethnic minorities. In 2008 Blacks voted at higher levels than they ever had in any other Presidential Election. Black voter turnout averages between 5% and 10% below that of the White voter turnout. Many Blacks doubt the political system has any value for them.
Should Castration be an Option? | The Possibilities of Castration | Should castration be voluntary or a requirement? | Rose ZanglDevRy UniversityProfessor Macri7/18/2012 | The past several years, the news of sexual assault against children and adults has been on the rise. The effects on the victims are not only physical but psychological. An interesting study from the FBI uniformed crime reports from 2006 to 2010 shows 54% of rapes/sexual assaults go unreported.
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.
(n.d.) Even though San Antonio had a much higher population rate than Dallas, looking at the Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics for Dallas and San Antonio shows that Dallas had more reported crimes and higher violent crime incidents. Dallas reported 9,161 violent crimes in 2010 while San Antonio only reported 546 in 2010. This shows me that either the crime rate was very low in San Antonio or the crimes went unreported by the Community or Police Departments. If I just
“Social Structure and Anomie.” Elmsford, New York: Pergamon Press, pg 27. Carmen Denavas-Walt, Bernadette Proctor, and Cheryl Hill Lee. (2005). Income, Poverty and Health Insurance in the United States. US Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, 60-231, retrieved on December 10, 2013 from www.census.gov.
The city of Baltimore has had 3,336 robberies in 2010 . Baltimore has a total area of 5,833 who actually will report a robbery. While the crime rate dropping is a positive thing, the actual numbers of people who report the crimes have decreased that means that this decrease will allows more crimes to be committed without anyone being responsible for the acts (U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau