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NCJ Number: 63285 Find in a Library
Title: RELATIVE FREQUENCY OF CRIME IN URBAN AND RURAL COUNTIES OF ARKANSAS
Journal: SOUTHWESTERN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY  Volume:5  Issue:2  Dated:(SEPTEMBER 1974)  Pages:180-183
Author(s): A W JAMISON
Date Published: 1924
Page Count: 4
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS 1924 ARKANSAS STUDY BASED ON 6 URBAN AND 12 RURAL COUNTIES FOUND THAT CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY WERE MOST COMMON IN URBAN AREAS AND LEAST COMMON IN MOUNTAIN TERRITORY.
Abstract: MOUNTAIN TERRITORIES YIELDED THE GREATEST PERCENTAGE OF SEX CRIMES, AND ALCOHOL-RELATED CRIMES WERE ABOUT EQUAL IN CITY AND LOWLAND AND ABOUT 2.5 TIMES AS COMMON AS IN THE MOUNTAINS. THE 2,436 CRIMES LISTED WERE CLASSIFIED AS CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY, SEX, LIQUOR, MISCELLANEOUS, AND TOTALED ACCORDING TO THE SEX AND COLOR OF THE CRIMINAL. THE PUBLISHED REPORT OF THE ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR 1921-22 WAS USED; ONLY CONVICTIONS WERE TAKEN AS EVIDENCE OF CRIME. WHEN A COMPARISON ACCORDING TO COLOR WAS MADE, LEAVING OUT THE MOUNTAIN FIGURES FOR WHICH THE PROPORTION OF BLACKS WAS VERY SMALL, IT WAS FOUND THAT IN PROPORTION TO THEIR NUMBERS, BLACKS COMMITTED TWICE AS MANY CRIMES AS WHITES AGAINST PROPERTY IN URBAN AREAS; NEARLY TWICE AS MANY SEX CRIMES AND A MUCH LARGER PROPORTION OF LIQUOR AND MISCELLANEOUS OFFENSES. IN ALL, CITY BLACK CRIMINALITY WAS FOUND TO BE ALMOST DOUBLE THAT OF WHITES. A COMPARISON OF WHITES AND BLACKS IN THE LOWLAND COUNTRIES SHOWED A SLIGHTLY LOWER RATE FOR BLACKS IN ALL CATEGORIES EXCEPT SEX CRIMES WHERE THE BLACK RATE WAS NEARLY THREE TIMES THAT OF WHITES. WHITE WOMEN COMMITTED MORE CRIME IN URBAN AREAS. TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Arkansas; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Case studies; Demography; Geographic distribution of crime; Rural area studies; Studies
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