ⓘ Category:Crime statistics

Crime statistics

There are several methods for the measuring of crime. Public surveys are occasionally conducted to estimate the amount of crime that has not been reported to police. Such surveys are usually more reliable for assessing trends. However, they also have their limitations and generally dont procure statistics useful for local crime prevention, often ignore offenses against children and do not count offenders brought before the criminal justice system. Law enforcement agencies in some countries offer compilations of statistics for various types of crime. Two major methods for collecting crime d ...

Bureau of Justice Statistics

The United States Bureau of Justice Statistics is a federal government agency belonging to the U.S. Department of Justice and a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System. Established on 27 December 1979, the bureau collects, analyzes and publishes data relating to crime in the United States. The agency publishes data regarding statistics gathered from the roughly fifty-thousand agencies that comprise the U.S. justice system on its Web site. To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice sy ...

CompStat

CompStat - or COMPSTAT - is a combination of management, philosophy, and organizational management tools for police departments. It is named after the New York City Police Departments accountability process and has since been implemented by many other police departments, both in the United States and abroad. Compstat offers a dynamic approach to crime reduction, quality of life improvement, and personnel and resource management, whereby ranking police department executives identify spikes in crimes using comparative statistics and address those spikes through the use of targeted enforcemen ...

Corruption Perceptions Index

The Corruption Perceptions Index is an index published annually by Transparency International since 1995 which ranks countries "by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys." The CPI generally defines corruption as "the misuse of public power for private benefit". The 2019 CPI, published in January of 2020, currently ranks 180 countries "on a scale from 100 very clean to 0 highly corrupt". Denmark, New Zealand and Finland are perceived as the least corrupt nations in the world, ranking consistently high among international f ...

Crime harm index

A crime harm index is a measurement of crime rates in which crimes are weighted based on how much "harm" they cause. The most simple and most common method of measuring an areas crime rate is to count the number of crimes. In this case, one minor crime e.g. a shoplifting incident counts for the same as a single very serious crime e.g. murder. Leading criminologists have argued in favour of creating a weighted measurement. Lawrence W. Sherman and two other researchers wrote in 2016 that "All crimes are not created equal. Counting them as if they are fosters distortion of risk assessments, r ...

Crime Survey for England and Wales

The Crime Survey for England and Wales is a systematic victim study, currently carried out by Kantar Public on behalf of the Office for National Statistics. Curated by the UK Data Service, it can be accessed for research on their website. The survey seeks to measure the amount of crime in England and Wales by asking around 50.000 people aged 16 and over, living in private households, about the crimes they have experienced in the last year. From January 2009, 4.000 interviews were also conducted each year with children 10–15 years old, although the resulting statistics remain experimental. ...