Political Soc 12 - Power, Violence and Crime

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Is the United States more violent than other  countries?       Agree                          Disagree     Unsure
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Rate of Violent Crime in 164 Countries                Rank                              Rate per 100,000 St. Vincent and the Grenadines  1 1468.72 Grenada  2 1449.48 South Africa  3 1302.58 Turks and Caicos  4   875.55 Australia  5   862.13 Sweden  6   796.65 Dominica  7   790.20 Swaziland  8   773.63 Namibia  9   687.64 Antigua and Barbuda                        10   649.45 Puerto Rico                        11   623.61 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12   604.00 The Bahamas 13   601.67 Belgium 14   586.51 Latvia 15   570.97 Costa Rica 16   542.94 Botswana 17   523.51 Jamaica 18   511.89 United States 19   504.43 Source: Winslow, Robert W.  and Sheldon X. Zhang: Criminology: A Global Perspective, 2008, p. 32.
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Homicide Rate Per 100,000 Population                             United States   07 5.6 Germany   05 2.9 2.9            2.9        Sweden    05     2.6 Finland   07 2.4                 New Zealand   07                                2.1 Canada   07    1.8        N. Ireland    07   1.7                       France    06                1.4                     England   07            1.2                      Denmark   07      .9                        Source: Statistics Canada,            Interpol Ottawa and  national Japan    05   . 6                                                                   statistical office  websites                                                                                                                                                                                               . . .
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  Who commits violent crimes? Men in            Men in           Women            Women           Unsure          Teens                 30s              in Teens     in 30s                & 40s              & 20s                & 40s
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Who is the most typical homicide victim in the  United States?
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Characteristics  of  Violent  Behavior -     Crime continues to decline in the U. S.,  including violent crime. -     The U. S. leads all industrialized nations in 
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