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II. Crime Statistics (Statistical Abstract, 1999) 1990 1995 1997 1998 Violent Crimes per 100,000 People 732 685 611 566 Murders, Manslaughter (1,000) 23.4 21.6 18.2 16.9 Prisoners (1,000) 740 1085 1192 1302 Criminal Justice Paradox: crime is decreasing and the number of prisoners is increasing. Some reasons: zero tolerance and tough-on-crime approaches to deterring crime prison/detention has become a lucrative industry in just five years (1990-1995) the number of facilities holding 1,000 or more prisoners increased by 71%, from 211 to 360 (Statistical Abstract, 1998). some counties make money by renting their jails Other factors: Over 90% of federal and State prisoners are males, though in 1990-1995 the number of female prisoners increased faster (56%) than the number of male prisoners (42%). Illegal drugs In 1996, 11.4 million were arrested in the United States, and of these 1.2 million (11%) were arrested for drug
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Unformatted text preview: abuse violations drug arrest rate jumped by 118% between 1980 and 1996 States and cities with highest and lowest violent crime rates in 1996: State with highest violent crime rate: Florida (1,051 per 100,000 people) State with lowest violent crime rate: North Dakota (84 violent crimes per 100,000) Large city with highest violent crime rate: Newark, NJ (3,345 per 100,000)--this amounts to about one violent crime per hour 24 hours a day for a whole year Large city with lowest violent crime rate: Honolulu, HI (313 per 100,000) Houston = 1,267 per 100,000--this averages to 2.5 violent crimes per hour 24 hours a day for the whole year III. Hate Crimes (def.) crimes committed against a person, property or society because the target is identified with a certain group or culture. In 1999, 7,876 hate crime incidents were reported by the FBI...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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