Rates of Violence

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Rates of Violence Introduction Crime, according to Emile Durkheim, is a "normal" component of society. The iconic psychologist said that in the 19th century. But crime is considered abnormal in England, the United States, and in Canada; this paper presents data on the three nations mentioned above. United States Murder: According to the FBI, there were an estimated 14,748 individuals murdered in 2010 in the U.S., which is down by 4.2 percent from 2009. There were 4.8 murders per 100,000 inhabitants and 44 percent of the murders took place in the South, 20.6 percent in the West, 19.9 percent in the Midwest and 15.6 percent in the Northeast. Aggravated Assault: Also in 2010, there were an estimated 778,901 aggravated assaults in the United States, the FBI reports. That is a decline by 4.1 percent from the year 2009, and a decline of 14.3 percent from 2001. There were approximately 252.3 assaults per 100,000 people and 27.4 percent were carried out with "hands, fists, or feet"; 20.6 percent were committed using firearms; 19 percent were committed with knives or other cutting instruments, the FBI reports. Forcible Rape: the FBI report indicates "an estimated" 84,767 forcible rapes were reported in 2010, down 5 percent from 2009. There were 54.2 rapes per 100,000 females. Robbery: As to robberies in 2010, the FBI estimates there were 367,832 robberies, that is down 10 percent from the data in 2009. There was one robbery per 100,000 inhabitants. England Murder: The
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