Crime in Perspective

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Running head: TYPES OF CRIMES 1

Types of Crimes
Eugene Cortez Speer
Professor Phillips
CRJ 105
15 Oct 2012

TYPES OF CRIMES 2 Types of Crimes
There are many programs and websites today that are available to show different stats on different crimes. One of the particular programs out there is the UCR. There are many types of major crimes that are listed in the UCR. The UCR contains statistical data on these crimes. In this paper, I will provide a brief definition of each different major crime listed in my paper, who typically commits the crime, which is most likely the victims of the crime, where the crime is usually committed, is the crime on the rise or decline and would I change how a particular crime is reported.

The first major crime is murder. The definition is the willful killing of one human being by another. 38.2 % black males and 32.1% white male typically commit this certain crime. Typical victims are black males which is 64%. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2011) Crime is most likely to be committed in the south region by 43.8%. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2011) This particular crime is declining and the only changes I would make on reporting this crime and all others would be to have a more accurate number on all races; not just blacks, whites, and Hispanics.

The next major crime is forcible rape. The definition of forcible rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Males particularly commit this crime. Women are usually the victims. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2011) The crime can be committed and has been documented as anywhere. This crime is also declining. I would not change how this crime is being reported as of right now. The next crime...
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