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NCJ Number: 155961 Find in a Library
Title: Geography of Arrests for Violent Crime
Corporate Author: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
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Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the geographic distribution of arrests for violent crimes in Illinois between 1985 and 1991 by subdividing Cook County and downstate Illinois.
Abstract: Suburban Cook County was split away from Chicago, and 96 counties outside the collar counties were separated into 20 urban and 76 rural areas. Data were examined in two ways: (1) to determine the nature of growth in violent index offense arrests; and (2) to look at proportional changes in violent index offense arrests. Study findings showed that violent index offense arrests increased by 72 percent in urban counties and by 38 percent statewide between 1985 and 1991. Arrests for rape declined during the 6-year period in Chicago. Arrests for murder and robbery decreased in rural counties, while arrests for all types of violent index offenses increased in suburban Cook County, collar, and urban counties. Chicago, suburban Cook County, and collar and rural counties accounted for a smaller proportion of violent index offense arrests in 1991 than in 1985. Substantial increases occurred in the proportion of violent index offense arrests in urban counties for murder (up 4 percent), rape (up 9 percent), and assault (up 4 percent). Rural counties had proportionately fewer arrests for all violent index offenses except rape in 1991 than in 1985. 12 figures
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Assault and battery; Criminology; Geographic distribution of crime; Illinois; Murder; Offense statistics; Rape; Robbery; Rural area studies; Rural crime; Rural urban comparisons; Urban area studies; Urban criminality; Victims of violent crime; Violent crime statistics
Note: On Good Authority, Executive Briefing on Trends and Issues in Criminal Justice (July 1994)
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