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NCJ Number: 159588 Find in a Library
Title: Crime in International Cities
Journal: Criminology Australia  Volume:7  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1995)  Pages:15-18
Editor(s): G Raffaele
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Reported crime in Australia has been increasing for the last several years, and surveys and public opinion polls demonstrate a high degree of citizen concern; in response, this article compares crime levels in Australian cities with those of other international cities.
Abstract: Compared to cities in Germany and the United States, cities in Australia and the United Kingdom show the lowest homicide rates, and cities in the United States have the highest robbery rates. Cities in Germany and Australia have much lower motor vehicle theft rates than other cities. In all cities, the number of juveniles sent to institutions has been declining since 1981. The imprisonment rate in Australia has been increasing gradually since 1985. The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was established in 1991 in response to an increase in aboriginal deaths in custody. Since 1991, the number of deaths in police lockups and related facilities has declined. Finally, drug statistics for Australia indicate that most drug offenses involve marijuana. 7 figures
Main Term(s): Drug law offenses
Index Term(s): Aborigines; Australia; Country-by-country surveys; Custody deaths; Drug statistics; Foreign juvenile delinquency; Germany; Homicide; Inmate statistics; Juvenile detention; Juvenile offenders; Marijuana; Motor Vehicle Theft; Robbery; United Kingdom (UK); United States of America; US/foreign comparisons
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