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NCJ Number: 62625 Find in a Library
Title: ANALYSIS OF BURGLARIES IN GEORGIA FROM JANUARY - JUNE 1977
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Georgia State Crime Commission
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 9
Grant Number: 77-SS-99-6024
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CHARACTERISTICS OF OVER 31,000 BURGLARIES THAT OCCURRED IN GEORGIA WERE EXAMINED; VERY FEW DIFFERENCES EXIST IN THE CRIME'S PROFILE IN THE VARIOUS REGIONS OF THE STATE.
Abstract: INFORMATION FOR THE REPORT WAS OBTAINED FROM THE GEORGIA CRIME INFORMATION CENTER'S UNIFORM CRIME REPORT PROGRAM FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY THROUGH JUNE 1977. FINDINGS INDICATED THAT THE MOST POPULOUS REGIONS HAVE A HIGHER CONCENTRATION OF THESE CRIMES, BUT THAT STRIKING DIFFERENCES IN TYPE, LOCATION, OR TIME OF BURGLARIES DID NOT EXIST. A TOTAL OF 76.5 PERCENT OF THE BURGLARIES WERE COMMITTED WITH USE OF FORCE, 17.5 PERCENT REQUIRED NO FORCE, AND 6 PERCENT WERE ATTEMPTS. OF REPORT BURGLARIES, 63.5 PERCENT WERE COMMITTED IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND 36.5 PERCENT IN NONRESIDENTIAL AREAS. DAY BURGLARIES WERE PREVALENT OVER NIGHT BURGLARIES AND RESIDENTIAL DAY BURGLARIES OUTNUMBERED RESIDENTIAL NIGHT BURGLARIES. ADULTS WERE FOUND TO OUTNUMBER JUVENILES IN BURGLARY ARRESTS BY A MARGIN OF 1.65 TO 1. THE CORRELATION ANALYSIS INDICATED THAT POPULATION IS A BETTER INDICATOR OF BURGLARY INCIDENCE THAN DENSITY AND IS EQUAL TO DENSITY AS A PREDICTOR WHEN CORRELATED WITH BURGLARY RATE. TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Burglary; Georgia (USA); Statistical analysis; Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
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