A few years ago, I was sent an official crime statistics report of my city. The crime stats were not what I expected – particularly considering the nature of the place I was going to – the city of Newark, New Jersey. I’ve lived in many cities, and I was not prepared for what I saw in the report.
Still, the crime statistics came as a shock to me. As a full-time lecturer in the English department, it was only natural that I would receive crime statistics. But it turned out that some of the crime stats were for incidents which I’d never even heard of!
Another unexpected item was that there was no database system on the report to allow me to go online and look up the statistics at my leisure. I found myself having to call a number that was in the report or get in touch with someone who could get back to me immediately.
No, the crime statistics report did not show me the real picture of crime in my city. It showed me only “in the news” crime stats. Thus, I had to take my University examination after receiving this crime statistic report and writing about it in my writing assignment.
Statistics reports are important for both preparing for University examinations and writing about crime statistics. Because crime statistics are not the same everywhere, there is not an official, standardized reporting system. However, it is likely that your city’s department of public safety will have some sort of database system on file with local media. In fact, you may be able to find a report on crime statistics by typing the city name into Google.
If you’re looking for crime stats, a helpful tip is to search Google, Yahoo or MSN. These two search engines will let you search through Google, Yahoo and MSN’s national, regional and local crime databases, and give you a great deal of information. The city’s police department should be able to tell you if there is a database system that allows you to access your city’s crime stats over the internet.
It is important that you use a free public information website if you are writing about crime statistics, especially if you are writing for publication. There are many free public information websites available. While these websites might not give you a nice graphic depicting the data as it appears in your city, they can give you a good overview of the numbers.
In addition to the above-mentioned websites, there are also other publications available for you to use when writing about crime stats. An example of a publication, I would recommend is the Compendium of American Law, which tells you the types of crimes, their severity and their punishments in various parts of the country.
There are many other publications that will give you information about crime statistics, as well as other areas of interest. You should be able to find many publications that are devoted to crime statistics.
Using these publications is a good way to prepare for your University examination if you want to get a better idea of crime statistics in your city. However, since the crime stats in your city can change from time to time, and the police department’s website cannot be relied upon, you may have to write another writing assignment based on the new data you receive after the police department’s website has been updated.
It is also best to take your examination after you’ve received your copy of the crime statistics report. You don’t want to wait until the last minute to write your University examination, especially if you are writing about crime statistics in your city.