Browsing All posts tagged under »statistics«

Hate and Bias Crime Data

August 6, 2012 by

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  In the midst of the ongoing Chick-fil-A mess, now seems like a good time to take a look at hate and bias crime. If you haven’t already read it, you really should start with last week’s post about Chick-fil-A. It deals with some of the free speech issues. To reiterate: hate speech is generally, […]

The Nature of Violent Crimes Against the Elderly

July 3, 2012 by

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What with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Karen Klein story, elder abuse is suddenly in the spotlight. Unfortunately, there is no national data source that gives a quantitative overview of elder abuse. The two biggest sources of crime data in this country – the FBI’s UCR data and the National Crime Victimization Survey […]

CrimeDime April 2012 Roundup

April 30, 2012 by

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CrimeDime had a great month. Not only did we redesign the site, we also watched CrimeDime grow with many new visitors and followers. Thanks to our readers for helping to make this a great site with interesting discussion in the comments. In case you missed it, here’s what we covered in April. April includes National […]

Using Google’s Public Data Service to Visualize FBI Uniform Crime Report Data

April 25, 2012 by

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation makes the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data publicly available, and has even introduced a web-based tool to search the data in 2010. But Google’s Public Data service may offer the best option to quickly customize and display UCR crime data. You can even embed the charts in your website, but […]

Who Are Crime Victims?

April 24, 2012 by

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I say “crime victim.” Without thinking, what popped into your mind? If you had a mental image, what was it? Chances are, the person that you immediately thought of is female, white, middle class, maybe a little girl, maybe a soccer mom. Yet the data don’t support that image, which is created by media and […]

The FBI’s 2011 3Q Stats on Bank Robberies and Loot — Yes, Loot

April 6, 2012 by

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Does it strike you as odd that the FBI uses the term ‘loot’? It does me. I mean, it’s such a goofy word, loot. It conjures up five-year-olds pretending to be pirates on the playground, right? Is this some kind of weird Kindergarten Cop reference? No? You don’t find it funny? ┬áJust me then, again. […]