Crime Rate Comparison

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We have compiled together statistical information on certain crimes within two separate territories that are in a relatively close range. Both ranges carry a significant impact on one another and this is our attempt to show this, using factual findings. To begin, the specific territories are Modesto, California and Stockton, California, both of which are based in two different counties and neighbors one another. They both carry high crime rates; however, their economic stability is a huge factor in stabilizing the current crime rates and reducing the amount of heinous crimes that occur. Three main crimes that will be used to compare Modesto and Stockton are sex, thefts (burglaries) and murders. To help see the comparable data between each city, we have designed a data table that compares the yearly statistics to each specific crime and the city they were committed in. Both cities have an interesting historical background. To help understand the devastation that of each these crimes create, a brief history of the founding of each flourishing city is to be explored. Stockton and Modesto are 33 miles apart and are separated by numerous country roads. Much of the gang and criminal activity can go, largely, unnoticed given the convenience of this form of cover. Home invasions can occur in these remote areas and are a haven for criminals to commit such crimes as sexual assaults, burglaries and murder. However, these criminal acts usually occur within city limits and can happen in a place where the criminal does not live or frequent. Some predators will venture into other counties to commit crimes, in order to elude recognition or capture. There are task forces in effect trying to reduce criminal and gang activity. County authorities, the U.S Marshall, and a federal task force are fighting to reduce our current crime rates.


Stockton, California was founded in 1849 by a German immigrant named Charles M. Weber. Mr. Weber had...
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