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Class 6a - The Birth of Statistics.docx

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University of Ottawa
Carolyn Gordon

The Cartographic School Birth of Statistics What is more prevalentproperty or violent crimeWhich province has the highest violent crime rateLowest Which province has the highest property crime rateLowestLowest Quebec Highest Saskatchewan Some Crime StatsWhat is the most commonly occurring violent crime in Canada o Assault 1 common assaultWhat is the most commonly occurring property crime o Theft under 5000Avoidance BehavioursLifestyle changes to reduce ones risk of becoming a victim to crime Defensive BehavioursSpecific anticrime measures designed to reduce ones risk of becoming a victim of crime locking doors walk in groups Risk Factors Associated With VictimizationAge 1524 younger people have more opportunities to be a victim because they spend more time outdoor 65 are most fearful yet the likelihood is the least Gender men are more likely to be victimized but women are more likely to sexually assaulted level 1 but men are assaulted level 23 Relationship someone you knowMarital Status Single men and women have the highest rate of victimization Residence Location urban has higher rates Residence Ownership rent because of lower income areas and high rate of resident turnover so you may not know who does and does not live around you not willing to put in security alarms age group 1524 this age group typically rents rather than own a home Income Lower household incomes are at a higher risk of victimization 15000 or less Season Summer because more people are outdoors providing more opportunities summer vacations leave homes vacant out of school so higher alcohol consumptionsWhy Are Statistics RelevantSocial barometer Crime rates are used as a social barometer to indicate a quality of lifePrediction Indication of changes in society Crime rate fluctuates so stats allow us to view these changes and determine why society is changing in order to fix it Policy implications We can change policies to fix crime rate
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