Uniform crime reports

Uniform Crime Reports One Uniform Crime Reports Nicole Gent CJA/314 August 8, 2011 Ron Alter Uniform Crime Reports Two The Federal Bureau of Investigation has collected and organized crime related information from each state compiling the data to theorize the rise and fall of crime and criminal behavior. Why, where, when, and who the crime is committed by are all documented and used to monitor crime levels in society. From January to June of 2010, Phoenix, Arizona saw a monumental rise in the number of reported robberies in the city. In 2009 there was 470 robberies documented by the police department. In the year 2010 the number raised 1027 robberies that were reported to total 1497. The number of aggravated assaults was on the rise as well. In 2009 there were 122 documented accounts of aggravated assault. A year later the number rose to 1893. The number reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation was 2015. This crime census was documented with considerations of the population which was listed at 1, 597, 397 last counts. Phoenix has been leading the country in the removal of illegal aliens who are residing there. The former Immigration and Naturalization Service reported that in the year 2000, the amount of illegal immigrants living in the United States was topping 7 million. In 2005, the number of illegal aliens living in the United States was topping 10 million. During this time there was a significant rise in the crime rates. The Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Report showed a slow but steady yearly increase in crime rates (Kouri 2006). The studies and statistics showed that 15% of robbery and burglary crimes were committed by illegal aliens and 12% of aggravated assault being committed by illegals. Arizona is in a quote on quote war right now with the illegal’s that are crossing the border daily. When they come over they bring a lifestyle of drug smuggling, murder, robbery, and drug distribution, to name a few. The FBI shows statistically the illegal’s who are coming to the United States have already committed crimes in their country or have been in the U. S. and had been exported back to Mexico. These people come back over the border and re-commit causing distress on our criminal justice department by means of over crowding and the cost of housing them. One factor that may be faulty is that there are an unknown Uniform Crime Reports Three number of illegal’s who are committing crimes and are not caught. No one really knows how many robberies or aggravated assaults are at the hands of illegal aliens, but the influx of them in the city coincides with the rise in crime rates. Another example would be how many are driving without valid license or registration. They cause an accident, flee the scene and leave the victim responsible for the cost. It is near to impossible to get a clear percentage nowadays with the illegal issues that are out there today. From January to June of 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada, has seen an extensive rise in crime rates. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Report have announced a 2% rise in aggravated assaults in a year and a 2. 3% rise in robbery related crime. In 2009 the FBI Uniform Crime Report showed 1937 cases of reported robbery crime. The number rose significantly by 2010 to 2361 reported robbery related crimes. The number of aggravated assaults rose too. In 2009 the reported number of aggravated assaults was at 2361 and rose to 3780 by 2010. There is a couple defining factors that could explain the rise of crime in Las Vegas. One is that the city is full of transients who come in and live for a short while before moving on to the next city. These type of people are usually unemployed and living in their car or in a daily rated motel. Drugs and drug sales fuel the robbery and consequently the aggravated assault of the victim. Another factor is the influx of gang related activity flooding Las Vegas. Mexican gangs from California, Arizona, and Mexico see opportunity in Las Vegas. There are many reports of home invasions in middle to upper class communities, car theft, and assault during the home invasion. One theory is the gangs are influencing and recruiting the youth, causing a spike in the crime numbers. Crime trends tend to move up and down on the scale, one year robbery may be up and the next few years it may go down and assault may be up after that. The aging of the population may have something to do with this trend as well as more people are going to Uniform Crime Reports Four school for education (Kanigher). I believe that with the growth of population comes crime. This is including everyone, old and young, educated and undereducated, and the poor or the rich. Crime will follow the people as the people will follow the crime. This is where the crime trends are developed and acted out. This I believe to be true. Citations Kanigher, S. (2011). Report: property crime down; violence on the rise. Las Vegas Sun, Retrieved from http://www. lasvegassun. com/news/2011/may/25/report-property-crime-down-violence-rise/ Kouri, J. (2006). Renew America, Illegal aliens liked to rise in crime statistics. Retrieved from http://www. renewamerica. com/columns/kouri/060622