Crime Rates Essay by RightRiters

Crime Rates
This paper discusses crime rates all over the world.
# 22948 | 1,150 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2003 in Sociology (General) , Criminology (General)

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In looking at which countries have high and low crime rates, this paper investigates possible reasons for differences in crime rates. The author suggests that it may be that modern countries that function well, without such issues as widespread poverty or extended conflicts, may be able to focus more on issues such as crime prevention, and take more care to gather accurate statistics.

From the Paper:

"According to information provided in class from the World Bank, the five countries with the highest crime rate per capita (as defined as attempts to commit a crime as well as crimes actually committed) were New Zealand, with 11,152.5 crimes per 100,000 citizens; Dominica with 10,763.01; Estonia with 10,242.8, Denmark, with 9,449.78; and Chile, with 9.275.91.

The five countries with the lowest rates of crime were Yemen, with 137.52; Azerbaijan, with 173.41; Papua New Guinea with 259.1; Georgia, with 299.14; and Armenia, with 316.8 (CIA, 2002)."

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