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Title: CRIME IN TEXAS - 1970-1978
Author(s): R B ALLEN; R H C TESKE
Corporate Author: Sam Houston State University
Criminal Justice Ctr
Survey Research Program
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 75
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Sam Houston State University
Criminal Justice Ctr
Survey Research Program
Huntsville, TX 77341
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CRIME STATISTICS INCORPORATING ALL REPORTING UNITS IN TEXAS ARE REPORTED FOR 1970-1978.
Abstract: A COMPARISON OF THE CRIME RATES IN TEXAS AND THE UNITED STATES IS MADE FOR 1970 THROUGH 1977. OVER THIS PERIOD, CHANGES IN THE OVERALL CRIME RATE IN TEXAS (99.4 PERCENT) WERE HIGHER THAN FOR THE UNITED STATES (84.4 PERCENT); HOWEVER, THE 12.8 PERCENT INCREASE IN VIOLENT CRIMES IN TEXAS WAS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THE 29.6 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE UNITED STATES. THE INCREASE IN PROPERTY CRIME IN TEXAS (112.8 PERCENT) OVER THE 8-YEAR PERIOD WAS HIGHER THAN FOR THE UNITED STATES (92.7 PERCENT). THE INCREASE IN HOMICIDE RATES WAS SIMILAR (TEXAS, 14.7 PERCENT; UNITED STATES, 12.8 PERCENT), AS WAS THE INCREASE IN THE RATE OF FORCIBLE RAPE (TEXAS, 61.0 PERCENT; UNITED STATES, 59.0 PERCENT). TEXAS HAD A SLIGHTLY GREATER INCREASE IN THE ROBBERY RATE (13.6 PERCENT) THAN DID THE UNITED STATES (9.0 PERCENT), AND THE RATE OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN TEXAS INCREASED 6.9 PERCENT COMPARED TO A 48.7 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE UNITED STATES AS A WHOLE. TEXAS EXPERIENCED A GREATER INCREASE IN BURGLARY THAN DID THE UNITED STATES (39.2 PERCENT COMPARED TO 32.1 PERCENT). THE RATE OF LARCENY WAS SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER IN TEXAS (274.2 PERCENT) THAN IN THE UNITED STATES (217.7 PERCENT). CRIME DATA ARE PRESENTED FOR EACH OF THE 24 STANDARD METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS IN TEXAS FOR 1978. COMPARATIVE DATA ARE ALSO PRESENTED FOR ALL COUNTIES REPORTING CRIME STATISTICS FOR THE YEARS 1970 AND 1977. THE DATA REPRESENT THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE EFFORT TO DATE TO PREPARE COMPARATIVE CRIME STATISTICS FOR TEXAS. MAPS AND A LIST OF DEFINITIONS ARE APPENDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Crime Statistics; Texas
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