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    The purpose of crime statistics is to provide the general population with an indication of the levels of crime and victimisation that transpires within the community. Criminologists determine the quantity of crime within Australia through sources including administrative data (police reports), crime victimisation surveys and self-report surveys. Each source provides information of the category, frequency and capacity of crime that occurs. However, criminologists are confronted by a variety of contributing factors that, in turn, undermine their ability to accurately measure the quantity of crime that manifests within Australia. Included is the high percentage of underreported crimes, public confidence and the factual accuracy and honesty of…

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    Crime surveys and statistics are important because without it the government would have no information about unreported crimes. Surveys and statistics also recognise those most at risk of several types of crime. Also, it is used to collect data for crime prevention. It is a major source of information about levels of crime, public views to crime. The reality is that how diverse it is that the public is unware of the difficulty that in fact it is impossible to measure or count the actual…

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    Official crime statistics constitute of the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), as well as crimes recorded by the police. Crime statistics are compiled and presented by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The CSEW invites 50000 people, aged 16 and over, to partake in the survey; a separate survey is taken for young people aged 10 to 15. Survey results are used by the government in conjunction with statistics from police recorded crime (CSEW, 2015:online). Although these figures are…

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    Official crime statistics give us information regarding crime in society at any given time. This is referred to as the official crime rate. These are based upon criminal incidents that the police are made aware of. In England and wales, 43 police forces put together their figures and publish the data on an annual basis. Since April 2008, this data has been published under the supervision of the National Audit Office, instead of the Home Office. Police are required to record crime under the 1856…

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    known about crime, is from crime statistics that are released through the federal bureau of the census. According to the first section of this reading the federal bureau of census releases surveys to several different law enforcement agencies, community members and schools to survey the amount of crime that is reported to police as well as some that has gone unreported. Crime statistics are an important aspect of the judicial system because they are what decide laws and create an image of…

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    The patterning of criminal behaviour according to one’s sex can lead to close links to the kind of crimes men and women commit (Walkate: 12). It is a fact that crime is committed immensely by males. However, those committed by women can have a bigger impact within criminology and can construct a picture of why women commit and may be victims of crime. Official crime statistics is a quick method of gaining an insight on crimes being recorded and committed. However, Walkate’s view of official…

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    The Uniform Crime Reports, the National Crime Victimization Survey, and Juvenile Court Statistics are all official sources and measurements of criminal activity. The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) is a classification system that lists crimes that are annually committed. These figures are voluntarily reported by law enforcement agencies. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) allows individuals to answer questions about their victimizations, even those that were not reported to the police,…

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    two years studying physics, I dedicated to get my bachelor 's degree in statistics as soon as possible. Therefore, I became the first student who completed his bachelor 's degree successfully in six semesters which took three years. My professors, friends and family was proud of their outstanding student, friend and…

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    Strict Gun Policy

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    amendment, as it allows the right for the people to bear arms. In an article written by Mike Stobbe from“The Denver Post” he starts off by going against the idea that over time, there would be research that provides the causes gun violence and find a gun policy that will effectively reduce the homicide and suicide rates in the United States. With use of statistics by Centers Of Disease Control and Prevention, Stobbe immediately uses the tactic of stating the position, then use statistics to…

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    Scatterlots

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    two-dimensional graph in which each dot represents a single person’s data. Any two variables can be plotted on a scatterplot. In this example, a research study in a newspaper article claims that since there is a positive correlation between taking vitamins and crime rates, vitamins cause crime. While scatterplots imply causation and people often use them to display a relationship, they cannot be used to prove a cause-and-effect relationship. The only research design that allows researchers to…

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