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NCJ Number: 167916 Find in a Library
Title: City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America, Third Edition
Editor(s): K O Morgan; S Morgan; N Quitno
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 399
Sponsoring Agency: Morgan Quitno Corporation
Lawrence, KS 66044
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56692-315-8
Sale Source: Morgan Quitno Corporation
P.O. Box 1656
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Ninety tables of statistics provide for easy comparisons of crime numbers, crime rates, and crime trends in cities and metro areas throughout the United States; also included are the results of the America's Safest Cities competition, which examined overall levels of safety in 202 U.S. cities based on information about crimes that Americans fear the most; a similar ranking for 266 metropolitan areas is included.
Abstract: The first section provides the results of the Safest Cities competition, a crime study that ranks more than 200 cities of 100,000 population or more in overall safety; in addition, rankings of metropolitan areas are provided. A new section in this third edition is the "Crime Overview," which presents definitions, facts, and comment that provide insight into the numbers presented in this book. The third section reports statistics for metropolitan areas. Forty tables, presented in both alphabetical and rank order, compare 266 metropolitan areas in numbers of crimes, crime rates, and crime trends over 1 and 5 years. In order to be included in this report, a metropolitan area must meet two criteria. First, at least 75 percent of all law enforcement agencies must have reported crime statistics; and second, the central city/cities must have submitted 12 months of data in 1995. Section four features statistical tables that show crime rankings for cities. More than 300 cities of 75,000 population or more are examined in 10 categories of crime, 100 more cities than were covered in last year's book. Crime numbers, rates, and percent changes in crime rates over 1 and 5 years are featured. In addition, tables that show numbers and rates of police officers patrolling the streets of these larger cities are provided. The fifth and final section consists of appendixes that provide population tables for cities and metro areas, as well as cross reference tools that describe which cities and counties compose specific metropolitan areas.
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Crime Rate; Offense statistics; Urban area studies
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