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The UCR also figures crime rates for specific crimes. For example, the national murder rate in 1997 was 770 murders per 100,000 people. What does it mean when the official Part I crime rate increases? One or more of three things can be happening: ■ More people are committing crimes. ■ Offenders have higher individual crime rates. ■ 30 A higher proportion of crimes committed are being reported or recorded. F 6/20/00 8:50 AM Page 31 CRIME An advantage of the UCR is that it includes homicides in its calculation of the violent crime rate (which the NCVS by its nature cannot).
Over time, British judges’ law decisions produced a body of unwritten laws and customs. This law formed the basis of the legal system in the American colonies. One of the main parts of common law is the law of precedent. Once a court makes a decision, it is binding on other courts in later cases presenting the same legal problem. F 6/20/00 8:48 AM Page 42 CRIMINAL LAW relates to the law of precedent. ” This principle guides courts in making decisions in similar cases and ensures fairness in the judicial process.
In 1980, more than 20 million people were between 15 and 19 years old. 5 million. Similar drops have occurred in the 20–24 age group, a group with a high crime potential. Overall, the nation is aging, and older men don’t commit as much crime as younger men. F 6/20/00 8:50 AM Page 33 CRIME departments to show ever-decreasing crime statistics. In 1998, charges were leveled against police officials in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Boca Raton for falsely reporting crime statistics. A common thread running through many of the incidents of police officials’ alteration of crime statistics is that police commanders responded to pressure from politicians, the media, and the public to lower crime rates by downgrading felonies by intentionally mislabeling felonies, such as aggravated assault and burglary, as misdemeanors.