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Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Crime Rates, Crime Trends, and Perceptions of Crime

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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 2253A/B
Professor
Lisa Lyons
Semester
Fall

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Chapter4CrimeRatesCrimeTrendsandPerceptionsofCrimeinCanada2010CrimeRatesIncomparisonto2009theoverallcrimeratein2010declinedby5Eightoffencesaccountedforalmost81ofallreportedcrimeMostcommonreportedoffencesin2010wereTheftunder500026Mischief16Breakandenter9Commonassault8AdministrationofJusticeoffences8PoliceReportedCrimeRates19622010In2010almost21CriminalCodeoffenceswerereportedtothepoliceexcludingtrafficincidentsandfederalstatutesThevolumeofcrimereportedtothepolicereacheditslowestlevelsince1973Overallthevolumeofcrimereportedtothepolicedecreasedby5percentcomparedto2009Almost21percentofallincidentswereclassifiedasviolentcrimesPropertycrimesaccountedfor63percentofalloffencesSixteenpercentofallcrimeswereclassifiedasOtherCriminalCodeoffencesTheoverallcrimeratedeclinedfrom2000to2010DecreaseswerefoundinboththenumberofviolentandpropertycrimesthroughoutthistimeperiodIncomparisonOtherCriminalCodeoffencesincreasedduringthissametimeperiodCrimeSeverityIndexIn2008aCrimeSeverityIndexwasincludedforthefirsttimetotheannualcrimestatisticsItwasintroducedinresponsetothepolicecommunitytocreateameasureofcrimethatreflectstherelativeseriousnessofdifferentoffencesThemoreseriouscrimesareassignedhigherweightsandasaresultchangesinseriouscrimeshaveagreaterimpactontheCrimeSeverityIndexthanonthepolicereportedcrimerateTrendsinPoliceReportedCrimeRatesinCanadaMajorReasonsforChangestotrends1AgeStructurechangesinagestructurehighrisk1524andlowriskover502Publicreportingratestopolicesocietalresponsesandperceptionsofcertaincrimerape3Localpolicepoliciesandproceduressomepolicemaintaincallcentresothersonlyacceptinpersonreports4Legislativechangesintroductionofnewoffense5SocialandEconomicfactorsneighborhoods6Technologicalchangesmorecomplexcrimecyberbullying
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