How is a crime rate expressed?

Answer The crime rate is an important macro statistic for law enforcement agencies and legislators trying to figure out whether a particular crime prevention policy is effective or not. It can also be hel... Read More »

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What is a crime rate?

Crime rate is the total number of crimes committed in relation to the total population of a given region. The resulting figure is used to monitor the progress and effectiveness of regional systems ... Read More »

How is crime rate measured?

Crime statistics are difficult to measure because not all crimes are reported to police. Crime rates are measured using statistics from law enforcement agencies and information gathered from public... Read More »

What was the rate of crime in the U.S. in 2008?

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there were an estimated 1,382,012 violent crimes, including murder, rape and assault in the United States in 2008. An estimated 9,767,915 property ... Read More »

What is the crime rate in Canada?

In 2006, the crime rate for Canada overall was 7,518 per 100,000 people. From 2006 to 2008, the crime rate dropped slightly, however. Canada's national homicide rate in 2008 was 1.8 per 100,000 peo... Read More »