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.
One area may have a higher population and different diversity levels among occupants of the area than the other. Factors like climate, geographic location, and the seasons of the year can affect crime patterns in different areas. Comparing two metropolitan areas will show different rates for the same type of crime, how many incidents were reported to police, how those rates have changed over time, and what factors can explain differences in the crime rates. Two very large, yet very different metropolitan areas in the U.S. are Chicago, Illinois in the Midwest region and Jackson, Mississippi, in the Southern region. While these areas are both heavily populated and have diverse cultures, the same crimes are committed in each place.
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
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.
High Crime in Urban Areas Travis E. Heath SOC 305 Crime & Society Timothy Knox 5 November 2012 Abstract Crime and our criminal justice system affect everyone in the United States in one way or another, weather you are a criminal or the victim. Impoverished urban areas with a large minority population are disproportionally impacted. Through my research I discovered that a higher number of violent and drug related crime occur in theses areas. I also found that studies show that people within minority groups are more likely to suffer hasher punishment for similar crimes committed by non-minority groups. In this research paper I will analyze the break down the officially recognized races in the US, crimes specifically relate to these urban areas that are not present in more rural and suburban areas, finally how are crimes handled both at the judicial and executive levels in poverty-stricken communities as opposed to upper class communities.
(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
A list of 50 offenses is listed that respondents check one or more he or she may have committed the year preceded. However, the most measure of crime value comes from crimes known by the police. This is because these crimes are the closest procedurally from the crime committed and probably they are the closest to the official crime statistic could ever be. Crimes officially recorded whether by arrest, conviction, prosecution or imprisonment, the latter is considered the representative of acceptable and former crime measurement. From the nineteenth century to the twentieth century practitioners and scholars used the assumption that the true measure of crime in society was judicial statistics.
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.
Such kind of people are less likely to obey gun control laws, that law might have a excessive crash on law abiding individuals. According to justice Breyer, “the proposition that strict gun laws cause crime is harder to accept than the proposition that strict gun laws in part grow out of the fact that a nation already has a higher crime rate.” The murder rate in the United States, 5.7 per 100,000 people in 2006, according to the Federal Bureau Of Investigation. In 2005, according to the Justice Department, 55 percent of homicides were committed with a handgun and 16 percent with another kind of
Cameron Booker Criminology Dr. Anadi November 12, 2013 However, in 2002 about a quarter of convicted property and drug offenders in local jails had committed their crimes to get money for drugs, compared to 5% of violent and public order offenders. Among state prisoners in 2004 the pattern was similar, with property (30%) and drug offenders (26%) more likely to commit their crimes for drug money than violent (10%) and public-order offenders (7%). In federal prisons property offenders (11%) were less than half as likely as drug offenders (25%) to report drug money as a motive in their offenses. College student victims Overall 41% of violent crimes committed against college students and 38% of nonstudents were committed by an offender perceived to be using drugs, 1995-2000. About 2 in 5 of all rape/sexual assaults and about a quarter of all