Crime Data Comparison Paper

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Crime Data Comparison Paper
CJA/314
February 10, 2014
Christopher Byland

Abstract
This paper will compare burglary crime statistics between two cities for the years 2005 and 2012 using the Federal Bureau of Investigation database the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. This paper will also, discuss which area had more reported incidents, what were the rates of the crime for each area, did the rates changed over time in either area, and what factors might explain the differences in the rates.

Crime Data Comparison Paper Since 1930, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving criminal data statistics in most
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In 2005, the city of Reno, Nevada had almost three times the population as Sparks, Nevada. However, the UCR data shows that Sparks, Nevada had just fewer than half the burglaries that Reno, Nevada had. According to the UCR, in 2012, Reno, Nevada, had a population of 230,486 people. According to the UCR, there were 1,633 burglaries reported to law enforcement agencies (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2012). According to the UCR, in 2012, Sparks, Nevada, had a population of 92,387 people. According to the UCR, there were 609 burglaries reported to law enforcement agencies (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2012). Once again, in 2012, the city of Reno, Nevada had almost three times the population as Sparks, Nevada. However, the UCR data shows that Sparks, Nevada still had just fewer than half the burglaries that Reno, Nevada had.
According to the UCR, from 2005 to 2012 Reno, Nevada had an increase in population of 25,737 people, yet between those dates Reno, Nevada showed a decrease of 283 burglaries. As for Sparks, Nevada, the UCR data showed an increase of the population of 8,596 people and just like Reno, Nevada, Sparks, Nevada, showed a decrease of 131 burglaries. Although both cities had an increase in population, both had a decrease in burglaries reported to law enforcement agencies. Most would believe that the increase in population would invite more criminal activity to these

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