Summary Of Crime Data Comparison

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Crime Data Comparison Crime Data Comparison For the purpose of researching crime data statistics, two different metropolitan areas in the United States, Knoxville Tennessee and Inglewood California are used to compare the aggravated assault statistics for each area. Knoxville Tennessee and Inglewood California are both in the population range of 100,000 to 249,000 (The Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2010). The results include the number of aggravated assault charges reported for each year from 2000 to 2012. Each metropolitan area reports different aggravated assault rates. The difference in aggravated assault rates is the result of many factors that affect each metropolitan area in Tennessee and California differently. Which Area…show more content…
One of the variables to consider when looking at the number of incidents reported in one metropolitan area compared to another is population. Although each city fell into the same population range in the Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics website, a more precise number of residents in each area should be considered. Knoxville Tennessee has a population of approximately 182,000 residents compared to Inglewood California, which has an approximate population of 112,000 residents (Neighborhood Scout, 2000-2014). This variable along with others may affect the crime rates in each metropolitan area. What were the Rates of Crime for each Area? Inglewood California has a lower aggravated assault crime rate than Knoxville Tennessee. In Inglewood California, the aggravated assault crime rate per 100,000 people in 2006 is 426.8. Knoxville Tennessee had an aggravated assault crime rate of 684.7 for every 100,000 people (Area Connect, 2014). The aggravated assault crime rate for 2006 is reported because it falls between the years 2000 and 2012 that are used in this report of crime data. Did the Rates Change over Time for Either…show more content…
Many circumstances and factors in each area contribute to the differences in the aggravated assault crime rates reported by The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics. Comparing the two cities’ crime rates shows one example of how different two areas can be. Crime rates are different in areas across the United States and many factors influence those rates. Knoxville Tennessee does have a higher aggravated assault crime rate than Inglewood California. According to the Neighborhood Scout website, Inglewood California ranks 24 percent safer than other cities in the United States, and Knoxville Tennessee ranks two percent safer than other cities in the United States. These are statistics that people need to take into consideration when choosing the safest place to raise a

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