January 14, 2013
University of Phoenix
Crime Data Comparison
Robbery is a crime that everyone is familiar with and happens every day around the United States. The crime statistics for robbery is different in every city and this paper is going to compare the robbery rate in two metropolitan cities. Further, this paper will explain the factors that can explain the rates per city. This paper will conclude with ways to lower the crime rate of robbery in all cities. Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is one of the most popular cities in the world and has people from all around the world visiting every day. The population in Las Vegas is estimated to be around 2,000,000 people including surrounding counties and cities. In 2011, there were a total of 3,764 reports of robbery in Las Vegas, Nevada which puts the crime of robbery in Las Vegas at a rate of 191.3 per 100,000 inhabitants. The statistics for Las Vegas varies throughout the years because the city has so many visitors for a short period of time that do not reside in the city. Robbery is one of the lowest reported crimes in the city and the robbery crime rate decreased the past few years. In 2010, the rate per 100,000 inhabitants was at 240.6 and in 2009 the rate was at 283.6. The amount of reported incidents has also decreased through the years, but overall population of the area has stayed steady (“Crimes in the United States”, n.d.). Santa Ana, California
Santa Ana, California is a high populated area in the state of California. The overall population is estimated at about 3,046,000 people covering the areas of Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Irvine. In 2011, there were 2,245 total robberies reported in this area and put the rate of robbery at 73.7 per 100,000 inhabitants. In Santa Ana, California the robbery crime rate has decreased over time. In 2010, there were 2,574 reported cases of robbery putting the rate per 100,000 inhabitants at 84.6 and in 2009 there was...