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  • Calculated Crime Rate
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    For example, the United States Census combines their population data with crime data compiled from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting system (UCR) to produce crime rates. These rates are calculated with a constant of 100,000 and are broken down by type of crime. As described by Sacco and Kennedy in The Criminal Event, the constant in the above equation is designed so the crime rate can be expressed per c (the constant) units of exposure. The selection of the constant is largely arbitrary, but rat...
  • Attention Toward Our Nations Fear Of Crime
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    66. Americans rank crime among the nations greatest problems. Crime can touch people of all lifestyles, race, and ethnicity. Public polls further illustrate that people in America remain fearful of crime without realizing that serious crime has declined since the record-setting years of the early 1980's. However, many people still believe that crime rates are rising in United States. The news media and politicians help to keep the public's attention focused on crime. This attention also keeps pe...
  • Lower The Crime Rate
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    Handgun Because the prison population has doubled since 1984, it is really urgent for people to pay attention to the method of decreasing the crime rate. Basically, it is true that "locking people up is obviously not the answer to the crime problem. Training and educating people is one answer". (Los Angeles Time, Joseph Mayfield) But training and educating people to lower the crime rate may only work under some conditions. For instance, this can only apply to the criminal who committed a crime b...
  • Crime Rates Among Juveniles
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    Juvenile Crime: Crime Rates It is comforting to know that, according to recent crime statistics, crime rates are dropping among adults. However, for teens the crime rate is soaring. Between 1990 and 1994, the rate at which adults age 25 and older committed homicides declined 22%; yet the rate jumped 16% for youths between 14 and 17. This age group surpassed the 18 - 24-year-old group in the early OE 90^1 sas the most crime-prone. (Between 1986 and 1991, 18 - 24 showed a 62% increase in homicides...
  • Link Between Drug Markets And Violent Crimes
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    Decreasing Trends in Crime by Chris Nicholson Ten years ago, crime was on the rise across the nation. It was a situation seemingly beyond control. Then, starting in the early 1990's, the trend began to turn around. Crime rates began to drop, slowly at first, but with more notable decreases each following year. This new development promises renewed opportunities for urban areas torn by violence and lawlessness. City streets are gradually becoming safer and citizens can enjoy an improved quality o...
  • Simultaneous Effect On Crime From Background Checks
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    Brady Law Falsehoods By Sterling Engelhard The Brady law has received much credit for the country's rapidly dropping crime rate. Yet with the Supreme Court striking down the laws background check requirements, it faces its ultimate test. If gun control advocates are correct, the court's decision will unleash a new crime wave. The Justice Department continually releases 'new's tidies crediting the law with reducing crime. Actually, the downward crime trend started in 1991, well before the Brady l...
  • Higher Crime And Divorce Rates
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    Although America was a confident and optimistic nation in 1917 before the introduction of the two major World Wars and the Vietnam War, this no longer is the case today. Wars have reshaped American history, politically, economically, socially and culturally. Throughout the course of time religious structures have been falling, events such the Great Depression have caused unemployment, divorce and crime rates have skyrocketed and suicide coupled with violence has gained much popularity and accept...
  • Widespread Carrying Of Concealed Weapons
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    Concealed Weapons, Concealed Risk Do you feel safer sitting next to someone carrying a gun? / Many people say no to that question, / for many valid reasons. Carrying Concealed weapons have nothing to do with your dad or uncle owning many firearms. / This issue relates solely on allowing individuals to carry these weapons / almost anywhere in the community: / including football games, / restaurants, / stores, /school buildings / and other many other places where firearms should strictly be prohib...
  • Inappropriate Information
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    Speech Draft: The Increase of Juvenile Crime Have you heard about the frightful high school shooting in Columbine High School Have you ever wonder what is wrong with our society Have you ever wonder when will you encounter the same tragic incidence Or have you ever wonder whether the people around you have the potential violence of causing the same tragedy. While ago, one of my dearest friend Andy had his car stolen by a juvenile theft, who later been caught by the police. Dear audiences and jud...
  • Juvenile Crime Rates
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    Government Should Establish Program To Reduce Juvenile Crime Juvenile crime is increasing rapidly and is a problem that plagues America. The murder rate by 18 year olds has increased 467% since 1965! The current policy maintained for the last number of decades is clearly not effective. An increase of 207% in the number of murder cases committed by 15 year olds from 1985 to 1993 is not a sign that current policy is effective. Changes must be made. The best way to address the problem is through go...
  • Money To Combat Crime
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    Is the Government doing the right thing? The statement made by Honorable Jess A. Helms seems to be pretty clear when he says that the government, instead of giving sources to save the country, is actually providing freedom for crime rates to increase. "You can stand on the Capitol steps and almost throw a rock into neighborhoods where you cannot walk at night because of the violence that takes place nightly" (Helms 1). From this statement it is possible to understand why Helms is criticizing the...
  • Adjustments Rates Of Crime
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    Ending Poverty to End Crime In 1995, approximately 13.8 percent of the United States population was living below the Social Security Administrations (SS As) poverty standard. Many of those that do live below the poverty standard are given some form of assistance, be it monetary or otherwise yet, the amount of money given often results in resource deprivation. For example, in 1995, the daily amount of assistance given to a person on welfare for food was $3.66. This is barely enough to live off of...
  • Higher Gun Control Laws The Crime Rate
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    Crime rate in the United States is higher than 60 percent of all countries. It is not only gun-related crime it is crime in general. They have tried many different ways to lower crime rate but have not been successful. The government has stiffened drug, rape, gun, and other laws but have not yet been able to successfully lower crime rate. To lower crime rate, stiffened gun control laws are not the way to go. Gun control is not a major factor in lowering crime rate. Guns are not only owned by the...
  • Arrest Rate For Juvenile Crime
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    Juvenile Crime Introduction Every year, millions of juveniles are involved in criminal activities. According to statistics, as of 1999, the arrest rate for juvenile crime has dropped from its peak in the mid-1990's. Statistics about juvenile crime have shown a steady increase of juvenile arrests from 1987 to 1994. Although overall crime rates have decreased since 1994, they are still above what they were in 1980. The following paragraphs and charts show the crime rates of specific crimes committ...
  • Significant Relationship To The Crime Rate
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    The United States is by far, "the most violent and self-destructive nation on Earth", according to the Judiciary Committee of Violence. Crime has always been a serious problem all nations face, but the crime rate in the United States has increased dramatically during the past decade. While many factors have helped contribute to make the United States the "world leader" in violence, the factors that affect the crime rate most significantly are the age, gender, and social class of offenders. Resea...
  • Deter Youth Crime Some People
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    The Future of America A hungry boy stole food from a market, was caught, and his right hand was chopped off. The next week the same boy, stole fruit from an orchard, again was spotted, and his left hand was chopped off. A few weeks later, leaving the back door to a bakery open, his mouth full and eyes no less vibrant, the boy was caught once again. The men of the town were stumped, what was to be chopped off next The men of the town did not know what to do, until someone offered giving the boy a...
  • Non Violent Crime Rates
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    The answer to this question is astounding: the U.S. incarcerates 25% of the world's prison population with only 7% of the world's population. This is a disturbing anatoly in the history of the world. Never before has a country been able to incarcerate so many people at such a high rate, two million and 1 in 127 respectively. These large numbers are incredibly difficult to think about in meaningful terms. But if you can imagine the population of Los Angeles in 1950; and if you then put all of tho...
  • Recidivism Rate For Violent Offenders
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    When people in mainstream America think of violence they also think of poverty, homelessness, defiance and the unfortunate poor. Often times these societal ills go hand in hand with acts of violence. Fortunately for violent offenders there are counseling programs provided and often times mandatory before release from prison. Terry Gorski indicated that because the recidivism rate is around 41% for violent offenders the need for counseling during incarceration and up to two years after incarcerat...
  • Tough Juvenile Justice Laws And Many States
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    When juvenile crime rates soared in the mid-1990's, nearly every state began prosecuting and incarcerating minors as adults. But the rise in crime quickly turned into a steady decline, and by 1997 the juvenile homicide rate had dropped to its lowest level in 25 years. But occasional schoolyard shootings and other high-profile incidents of youth violence have kept the nation's focus on juvenile crime. As a result, most states still have tough juvenile justice laws, and many states continue to tre...
  • Use Of A National Dna Database
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    Will the use of a National DNA Database decrease crime or increase government intrusion into the population of the United States? DNA Conference So far Britain has taken full advantage of this latest scientific detective, but some are skeptical as to whether the United States will be able to handle such a controversial database. The FBI, confident in their decisions say that the DNA database, which holds the DNA of past criminals, will significantly lower the crimes committed by rape criminals a...

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