Criminal Justice

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What are crime rates?
This is what I have so far:
Crime rates are the number of offenses reported for each unit of population.
How could I expand on this?
Thanks for your help!

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  1. Give some examples.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+calculate+crime+rates

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  2. Crime rates are usually divided by the type of crime -- violent, property, etc. Crime rates for cities and neighborhoods are published.

    Check this site for more information.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_statistics

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