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Anchorage & Birmingham: Crime Statistics Comparison

1. Utilize the FBI Uniform Crime Report and select one offense, such as burglary, in two metropolitan areas. Choose metropolitan areas with different data.

2. Write a 700 â?" 1050 word paper, comparing the occurrence of that offense in the selected areas, Identify the number of occurrences of your crime known to the police for each area, and answer 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 might explain the differences in the rates?

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Metropolitan Areas: FBI Uniform Crime Report Comparison

The FBI's 2009 official Crime Report Comparison has just been released the 24th of this month. This data is important because it is the official report of Crime Statistics in the United States. For this comparison I have chosen 2 similarly sized (medium) cities separated largely by geographically and environmental as well as social and cultural influences. Anchorage, Alaska is the State's biggest city with 40% of the vast State's total population. Flanked by a gorgeous sub-Arctic scenery, it is one of the most picturesque cities in the US although temperature here to -37. It has a small, new-town feel inspite of its 279,000 plus diverse population (predominantly White). Aside from mining, tourism and resource extraction, one of its biggest income generators is its Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the 3rd busiest airport in the world due to its location between Asia and North America. Birmingham, Alabama with its population of about 227,000 ...

Solution Summary

The solution presents a comprehensive narrative that provides a discussion on Crime Data Comparison. The city chosen is Birmingham, Alabama and the crime tackled is murder. Descriptive statistics available from the FBI Uniform Crime Report and other sources is included in the 771-word paper. The results of Birmingham statistics is compared to the statistics on Murder in the city of Anchorage, Alaska in the same time frame looking at rates of change (decrease/increase) including factors to explain the numbers. Further references are listed for the purpose of expanding research. A word version is attached for easy printing and download.