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Title: Scorecard on Crime and Justice 1991 to 1996
Author(s): Doug Yearwood; Richard Hayes
Corporate Author: North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 4
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United States of America

North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Ctr
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Raleigh, NC 27609
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents a statistical profile of North Carolina's criminal and juvenile justice systems during the 5-year period of 1991-96.
Abstract: One figure shows that the rate at which index crimes (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft) were reported to the Nation's law enforcement officials declined 16.4 percent from 1991 to 1996. This drop was less pronounced for the southern States, which experienced a 12.7-percent reduction in reported crime. North Carolina realized a 6.2-percent decrease in its reported crime rate during this period. A comparison of North Carolina's reported index crime rate in relation to the rest of the country shows that it was among the highest 20 States for rates of reported index crimes during the period examined; however, North Carolina's violent crime rate was below the average for both the region and the Nation. Arrest rates in North Carolina have remained higher than regional and national averages. The juvenile and young adult arrest rates of index crimes recently surpassed the regional rate; however, the national rate surpassed North Carolina's in 1996. Arrest rates for index crimes among juveniles and young adults in North Carolina remained close to the midpoint for the Nation. North Carolina had higher probation supervision rates than both the regional and national average, and it has sentenced offenders to State institutions at a rate below the regional average and approaching the national rate. North Carolina's incarceration rate continues to rank among the highest 25 States, becoming 17th in 1995. 9 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Crime Rate; Crime Statistics; Juvenile offender statistics; Juvenile offense statistics; North Carolina; Police statistics
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