Crime : Crime And Crime

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Large or small, crime affects us all. Whether it is presented to you on a personal level, or you happened to have heard it one the news while you and your family were enjoying a nice Sunday meal. In the words of Jeff Mariotte “Crime touches us all” (Mariotte, Jeff P1). This is shown to us in the popular television series Criminal Minds because of the way the producers and show writers portray the act of crimes as well as the accuracy of the crime, the inside look of what is going on in the criminals’ mind; hence the name of the show Criminal Minds, along with the study of psychology and forensic science, not so much the crime itself but why the criminal is doing what they do.
Criminal Minds premiered on CBS on September 22nd, 2005. In the year 2005, there was an estimated quantity of violent crime in the Nation that increased 2.3 percent; however, the estimated volume of property crime decreased 1.5 percent in 2005 when compared to that of the 2004 data; “From 2004 to 2005, the rate of violent crime, estimated at 469.2 violent offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, increased 1.3 percent, but the rate of property crime, estimated at 3,429.8 property offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, decreased 2.4 percent” (FBI National Press Office). In 2014, there was an estimated 1,165,383 violent crimes nationwide. Compared to estimates from 2013, murder and non-negligent manslaughter decreased 0.5 percent as well as robbery decreasing a total 5.6 percent. Rape and aggravated assault, however,

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