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NCJ Number: 99225 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Trends in Puerto Rico, 1981-1982
Corporate Author: Puerto Rico Criminal Justice Information System
Statistical Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Puerto Rico Criminal Justice Information System
Puerto Rico
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English; Spanish
Country: Puerto Rico
Annotation: This report presents statistics and a brief analysis of crime in Puerto Rico for 1982 and compares crime rates for 1982 and 1981.
Abstract: For the purposes of this report, the crime rate is defined as the total of Type I Offenses divided by the population. Type I Offenses are murder and voluntary manslaughter, rape, theft, aggravated assault, burglary, unlawful possession, and motor vehicle theft. Tabular data compare 1982 and 1981 crime for each offense type, and both aggregate data and individual offense data are presented by police sector for 1982. A graph shows aggregate crime data by month for both 1982 and 1981. Another table shows the crime rate by the six municipalities with the highest crime rates. The concluding table indicates the percentage change in crimes against persons and property for 1982 and 1981. A brief narrative summary of crime trends is provided.
Index Term(s): Aggravated assault; Burglary; Crime Rate; Manslaughter; Motor Vehicle Theft; Murder; Offense statistics; Puerto Rico; Rape statistics; Statistical Analysis Centers; Theft offenses
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