12 terms

criminal justice ch 4

Uniform crime rates
crimes that are reported to the police
Dark Figure of Crime
What crime goes on that the police dont know about
National Crime Victim Survery
calling sample includes 100000 people in 50000 households
respondents queried every six months about a household and personal victimization

doesnt measure arson and homocide
Self reported crime data
People report their own crime and helps the dark figure of crime

disadvantage: people dont always tell the truth and tell about little things they wouldnt think were a crime
trends in crime
Crime rates are not steadily rising
most property crimes have been dropped
violent crimes have dropped since 1993
males 16-24 are most crime prone group
crime clock
represents the annual ratio of crime to fixed time intervals
crime index data
relied on for estimating the magnitude and rates of crime
part 1 offense
criminal homocides, focible rape, robbery- most serious crimes
part 2 offense
less serious crimes- assault, forgery and counterfeiting
National incident- based reporting system
data will be collected and reported in each of 22 crime categories
represents 16% of the u.s population
national crime victimization survey
reflect the nature and extent of criminal victimization, characteristics of the victim, victim offender relationships etc
Law enforcement assistance administration
disparities between unreported crime and crime known to the police