SOC 1500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: General Social Survey, Deeper Understanding, Homicide

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What approach the person use to research a crime, it would be systematic. Primary methods of measuring crime: official statistics (most reliable) Measure police-reported crime (they count the crime that is reported to the police) Uniform crime reporting (ucr) system (canadian major method of studying crime using official police statistics) Property crime (e. g. , theft, b & e) Other crimes (e. g. , impaired driving, disturbing the peace) Ucr2 also includes data on victims and accused (e. g. , gender, relationship) does not include race. In 2014, there were 516 homicides in canada. In 2014, the canadian homicide rate was 1. 45 per 100,000: crime rate= (# of reported crimes/total population) x. 100,00: crime rates are more useful than absolute numbers because we can compare the average, rather than comparing the number. For example, a small population will have a lower number of crime vs a big population due to the number of people.

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