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NCJ Number: 170358 Find in a Library
Title: Crime in America's Top-Rated Cities: A Statistical Profile 1997-98, 2nd Edition
Editor(s): R Garoogian
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 781
Sponsoring Agency: Universal Reference Publications
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Publication Number: ISBN 1-881220-37-0
Sale Source: Universal Reference Publications
1355 Palmetto Park Road
Suite 315
Boca Raton, FL 33486
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This statistical profile of crime includes 75 U.S. cities that have been cited in various magazine surveys as being the best places to live and work, and data cover the 1977-1996 period.
Abstract: Statistics are compiled for all major crime categories: violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault), property crime (burglary, larceny, theft, and motor vehicle theft), and total crime. Each table compares crime rates for the city, suburbs, and metropolitan area. Graphs showing crime trends are included for violent, property, and total crime to give the user an added perspective from which to study crime. The statistical profile also contains data on hate crimes, illegal drugs, correctional facilities, shock incarceration programs, curfews, inmates and HIV/AIDS, the death penalty, law enforcement personnel, anti-crime programs, and victimization. All crimes covered in the statistical profile are index crimes defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The statistical profile of each city is organized as follows: overview, anti-crime programs, crime statistics, hate crimes, law enforcement, corrections, death penalty, and laws. Appendixes define metropolitan statistical areas and different crimes types covered in the statistical profile and list city police departments. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Corrections statistics; Crime patterns; Crime rate studies; Expert witnesses; FBI Uniform Crime Reports; Hate Crimes; Index crimes; National crime surveys; Police statistics; Property crime statistics; State-by-state analyses; Suburban area studies; Urban area studies; Urban criminality; Victimization surveys; Violent crime statistics
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