CJA 314 Week 1 Crime Data Comparison Paper


 CJA 314 Week 1 Crime Data Comparison Paper

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“Selecting a Sample”


Resource: Types of Crime video in CJ Criminology




“Introduction to Crimes Kiosk”


Resource: Criminology in the 21st Century




How Crimes are Measured


Utilize FBI Uniform Crime Report data and select one offense/crime, such as burglary, in two metropolitan areas.

Choose metropolitan areas with different data.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing the occurrence of the offense in the selected areas. Identify the number of occurrences reported to the police for each area, and address the following questions:




Which area had more reported incidents?


What were the rates of the crime for each area?


Did the rates change over time in either area?


What factors specific to each metropolitan area might explain the differences in the rates?


Include at least two peer reviewed references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.