crime report - All over the country law enforcement...

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All over the country law enforcement agencies made an estimated 2.5 million arrests for index crimes, which was a twenty-one percent clearance rate for total crime index offenses. In 1998 there was a reported seven percent decrease in the total crime index arrests from the 1997 crime index arrests. Adult arrests were down five percent, while the juvenile percentage fell eleven. Male arrests decreased by seven percent and females fell by six percent. According to the 1998 FBI's Crime Uniform Report, the crime rate is at its lowest since 1985. The crime index total for 1998 was 12,475,634 offenses, while 1997 had 13,194,571. This crime index represents the gradual decline in the crime rate over the last seven years. Property crimes made up eighty-eight percent of the total crime index offenses, while violent crimes only made up twelve percent. The Southern states, which are the most populous area in the nation, had a rate of 5,223 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants or forty percent of the total crime index. The Western states accounted for twenty-four percent or 4,879 per 100,000 inhabitants; the Midwestern states accounted for twenty-two percent, or 4,379 offenses and the Northeastern states, fourteen percent or 3,474 offenses. The Western and Northeastern states had a decline rate of seven percent. The Southern states had a decrease of 5 percent, and the Midwestern states had a decrease 1
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of four percent. There was a reported six percent decline in the nation's cities. Cities outside metropolitan areas had a crime rate of 4,987 per 100,000 residents, which was a higher crime index rate than the metropolitan areas, which had a rate of 4,987 per 100,000 inhabitants. The greatest decrease of eight percent was in those cities with populations of 500,000 to 999,999. Suburban counties had a six percent decline, while rural counties had a five percent decline. August had the highest number of offenses, while February had the least. The Crime Index offenses were the lowest since 1973. There were 4,616 offenses for each 100,000 inhabitants in the country. Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2011 for the course CJ 261 taught by Professor Kristenwelch during the Fall '05 term at Sam Houston State University.

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