Increasing Crime Essay

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Crime is increasing every day, everywhere and most definitely increasing in communities. Crime is a major problem in the United States, people are dying from crime, people from younger generations are committing crimes, and law enforcement officers are getting hurt while protecting our communities. There are hundreds of crimes committed a day, which means there are hundreds of victims of crimes a day, but there are many of ways to reduce that number. Imagine if there was a way to reduce the number of homicides, burglaries, forcible rapes, and in all the amount of crime all together. One of the ways is by using social media to enhance policing. Almost everyone uses social media, just about every day, some of us using it more than others. Image …show more content…
On average the amount of crime, people see in the United States can go up and down from month to month, but over the years, we have seen a massive increase in the crime rate. The amount of crime that an area can see depends on where someone lives. For example, cities have a higher crime rate than rural areas. In New York City one of the most major cities in the United States the crime rates keep on rising. From 2005 to 2006 there was a 6.7% increase in people getting arrested for robbery and nearly 90% of them were men. According to the FBI’s uniform crime reports the crime from 2005 to 2006 rose about 2.3% nationally and New York’s murder rate increased only slightly. In New York City there has also been 127 more incidents of person on person assaults, a 39.1% increase from the previous year. These statistics are just a few of the problems one of the major cities in the United States is …show more content…
This is the case with Lois Colley, who was murdered in her $25 million hilltop estate on November 9, 2015. Police officers were on the scene telling the media that someone had walked into her home while she was doing her laundry and beat her to death with a fire extinguisher (Never 'a nicer woman ' Tears for victim of manor murder). Lois lived in what people would consider to be an extremely safe neighborhood. One neighbor said, “This is a community where people don 't lock their doors and are very, very trusting," (Never 'a nicer woman ' Tears for victim of manor murder). People called Lois a very nice, down to earth women who threw parties all the time for her family and neighbors. They also said they would have never thought this would happen to her. This incident shows that no matter what people consider to be a safe area/neighborhood crime does happen and it can happen

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