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NCJ Number: 70019 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Trends and the Role of the United Nations
Journal: International Review of Criminal Policy  Issue:35  Dated:(1979)  Pages:71-75
Author(s): B Ali
Corporate Author: United Nations
Dept of International Economic and Social Affairs
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
New York, NY 10017
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
Room DC2-853, 2 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This preliminary comparison study of 35 countries during the decade 1965 to 1975 showed an increase in crime and a need for international exchange of information and experts to fight this trend.
Abstract: In many countries all over the world, statistics show continuous rise in crime rates and general inability to control this trend. A preliminary comparison study, based on a questionnaire to which 35 Western and Third World countries responded, showed an increase in all types of offenses except in crimes of political motivation and illegal possession of firearms during 1965-1975. Significant increases appeared in juvenile, property, violent, drug, and white collar crime. The general trend indicated a greater increase for most offenses in both the highly developed and less developed countries than in those of intermediate development. It was recommended that the United Nations and the international community help further the exchange of experts and information through conferences and seminars, and establish centers for criminological research and correctional training. Statistical data and footnotes are included.
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Crime Rate; International crime statistics; Multinational studies; National crime statistics; United Nations (UN)
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