Crime Data Comparison Paper
April 2, 2013
The rates of any crime in the database are extremely different based on location and population. The two areas that are selected for this paper were Akron, Ohio, based on that I have family that reside there and it was very interesting looking at the statistics in this area. Also, another area chosen was Altoona, Pennsylvania, based on several friends/family is from that area as well. This paper will cover crime data from 2007, 2008, 2009 based on Aggravated Assault cases in those areas. The statistics show dramatic changes within both areas over the years according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Reported Incidents
The population of Akron, Ohio, was 699,760 in 2007. It is estimated that a total of 902 cases of aggravated assault was reported. In comparison the population of Altoona, Pennsylvania was 125,800 and the total population of reported cases of aggravated assault was 238. Altoona had a vastly smaller population than Akron and in turn had much less reported cases of aggravated assault. (Crime in the United States by Metropolitan Statistical Area 2007.) In 2008 the population of each area did not change very much. Akron increased by 154 people placing them at a population of 699,914, and Altoona decreased to a population of 125,036 dropping their total population by 764 people. Akron in 2008 had 1,137 reported aggravated assault cases and Altoona had 246 reported aggravated assault cases. (Crime in the United States by Metropolitan Statistical Area 2008.) In 2009 the population of each area increased. Akron had a large increase of 1,018 more people. Altoona’s population increased by only 33 people. Akron’s reported aggravated assault cases jumped to 1,248 an increase of 111 reported cases. However, Altoona’s reported aggravated assault cases only went up to 249. (Crime in the United States by Metropolitan Statistical Area, 2009.) Rate of Crime in Area...
References: Federal Bureau of Investigation. Crime Statistics (2007). Retrieved on October 11, 2012 from
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