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NCJ Number: 183540 Find in a Library
Title: Crime in America's Top-Rated Cities: A Statistical Profile 1979-1998
Editor(s): David Garoogian
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 852
Sponsoring Agency: Grey House Publishing
Lakeville, CT 06039
Publication Number: ISBN 1-891482-84-X
Sale Source: Grey House Publishing
Pocket Knofe Square
P.O. Box 1866
Lakeville, CT 06039
United States of America
Type: Reference Material
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents statistics on crime in the 76 cities that various magazine surveys have cited as being the best places for business, living, or both.
Abstract: The statistics cover the period 1979-98 in all major crime categories. The crimes include all the Crime Index offenses, including the violent crimes, of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault; the property crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft; and total crime. Each table compares numbers of crimes and crime rates for the city, suburbs, metropolitan area, and the United States. Graphs displaying crime trends focus on violent, property, and total crimes. The profile also contains statistics on hate crimes, illegal drugs, correctional facilities, HIV and AIDS in correctional facilities, capital punishment, law enforcement personnel, laws related to handguns, alcohol, and hate crimes, anti-crime programs, and the chances of becoming a victim. Tables also cover arrestees testing positive for cocaine, marijuana, opiates, and methamphetamine; firearms used by law enforcement; sex offender registration laws; and laws regarding public notification of the release of sex offenders. Tables; figures; and appended lists of metropolitan statistical areas, police agencies, and offense definitions
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Drug law offenses; Hate Crimes; Index crimes; Municipal ordinances; Police weapons use; Social conditions; State laws; Urban criminality
Note: 3rd Edition
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