First and Last Name Professor Class TIME \@ "MMMM d yyyy" December 11 2017 Identifying Crime Patterns Calculation of percentage change The crime pattern is the process which the crimes are recorded for a period of time for example crimes can be recorded yearly then can be compared with the previous years so as to know the trend. The crime change is achieved by finding the difference of the figures by subtracting the figure of the earlier year from the later year. The difference can be either a decrease or increase therefore finding percentage change is essential in understanding whether there was a rise or fall of crime. The percentage change is achieved by dividing the difference by the earlier year and then multiplying by 100 (Jones 53). The table below shows the percentage change of the two types of offenses that are in the society. The Part I crimes are those crimes that are deliberated to be very serious. These serious crimes include; larceny homicide motor vehicle theft forcible rape robbery and aggravated assault thus the crimes in this jurisdiction are Part I. The incident data of these crimes are documented monthly in the Uniform Crime Report. The Part II crimes are considered to be less minor crimes and are recorded in arrest reports for example forgery fraud and vandalism are an example of these type offenses. Works Cited Jones Adam ed. Genocide war crimes and the West: history and complicity. Zed Books Ltd. 2013. Schmidt Peter and Ann D. Witte. An economic analysis of crime and justice: Theory methods and applications. Elsevier 2013.Siegel L. J. "Criminology: Theories patterns and typologies. Boston." USA: Cengage (2016). [...]
Assignment 2: Identifying Crime Patterns Write a 3-5 page essay responding to the following questions. The following are year-end figures for your jurisdiction. Prepare a report for your police chief that accurately depicts the crime data provided. Then on a separate page, respond to the questions below in essay form. (Make sure you include headings that properly identify your agency, which you can make up. Do not forget to calculate the percentage of change.) In 2009 there were 15 homicides, and in 2010 there were 21. In 2009 there were 23 forcible rapes, and in 2010 there were 19. In 2009 there were 55 robberies, and in 2010 there were 79. In 2009 there were 85 aggravated assaults, and in 2010 there were 115. In 2009 there were 125 burglaries, and in 2010 there were 138. In 2009 there were 103 motor vehicle thefts, and in 2010 there were 103. In 2009 there were 35 larcenies, and in 2010 there were 38. Essay Questions In a short paragraph, explain what you believe the crime trend is for this jurisdiction. What information is missing that might explain some of the increases? What crime(s) is (are) staying the same? What crimes should be analyzed a little closer in the hopes of finding a trend? What would you try to identify? Would this be a tactical, administrative, or strategic analysis? Are the crimes above Part I or Part II crimes? Explain the differences between the two types.