Uniform Crime Report

Uniform Crime Report Assignment

 Step-by-Step Directions: Using the www.FBI.gov website answer the following questions by writing, in report/narrative form. Please be sure that you answer each component of each question in your answer because missing elements will result in point deduction. Directions to find the information you need to complete the 4th question of this assignment are as follows: 1. Go to the FBI.gov website 2. Find the MORE menu button, top left corner. Scroll down and select SERVICES. 3. Scroll down and Select Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR). 4. Scroll down and select UCR publications—toward the lower left bottom of the page. 5. Scroll down and select the year you want to use for your report. Click on the year. 6. Select Offenses Known to Law Enforcement 7. Then select the correct table (on the right-hand side) that show the state and city (not county) you plan to use for your report. (Example: Data table 6) 8. If your city is not listed in the two years/tables you plan to use then use the most current two years of information in which the city is listed in. For example, if the city is not listed in 2017, then use 2016 and 2015, if you have the data in both tables. 1. What is the mission of the Federal Bureau of Investigation? 2 points 2. Using the FBI’s top Most Wanted page, provide the name of one of fugitives of justice listed. You may select from any of these listed categories: 10 Most Wanted, Fugitives, Kidnappings/Missing Persons, and Bank Robbers. Be sure to identify the appropriate category in your title, and cover page. Then give some details about what that person is wanted for, if there is a reward (how much), and what affiliation or group are they associated with—if known. 6 points 3. How does the FBI obtain the information to compile the numbers and data in the UCR? 6 points 4. Using the crime statistics/Uniform Crime Reports, find the crime data for the years 2013 and 2014. (Steps posted above.) Once you have identified these data, find the table that reports crimes by location. Find the city you are from, or the closest one to it during both 2013 and 2014. Pick three (3) particular crimes from these tables. Compare, in written form, the difference in percentage increase or decrease for these selected crimes during this time period. Do not explain the numeric differences, but rather discuss the percentage of increase or decrease in these offenses during the time period. Do not forget to state the name of the city/state you are pulling the data from in your response. Once you have calculated and listed the percentage increase or decrease, provide an academic explanation for why there was an increase or decrease in one of the crimes you selected and how/why you came to that conclusion. You can use any outside source, reference, etc, just be sure to cite what you believe was the causality of change in offenses and what source(s) you used. (You can round up on the percentage number). You must list the reference. For example, during 2013 there were 250 known burglary offenses and in 2014 there were 284. There were a total of 34 more burglary offenses in 2014 compared to 2013. To calculate the percent change you use the following formula (y2-y1)/y1*100, thus (284-250)/250*100=14. This indicates there was a 14% increase in burglaries from the prior year. 6 points 5. Once you have compiled your numbers create a table to show the crimes, offense numbers, and percentage of change for each offense. See example below. You can insert a table from the menu of the word document. 5 points 6. Writing style- (correct spelling, punctuation, grammar and capitalization) 5 points Example: Table 1: Terre Haute crime data percentage change for burglaries committed between 2013-2014 Year Offense 2013 2014 Numerical Difference Percentage Change Burglary 250 284 Increase of 34 Increase of 14% To earn full credit, remember • proofread your response before you submit it • use correct writing style (spelling, punctuation, grammar, and capitalization) • respond in complete sentences with proper punctuation • display critical thinking skills by providing details; demonstrate that you have read the questions and understand what you are being asked