Crime Prevention

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Crime Prevention
CRJ 305
Michelle McMichael
Professor Levit
September 10, 2013

Crime Prevention “The ultimate goal of crime prevention is to reduce the risk of being a victim.” (SIU, par. 1) “Successful crime prevention efforts will promote a safer community by enhancing the perception of safety and the attitudes and behaviors that help people feel safe.” (SIU, par. 3) Reducing crime must be a community effort. It requires the work of not only law enforcement but also the community itself. Crime prevention programs can be instituted, but until everyone decides to work together on the effort, they can be futile. In this paper I will be discussing the jurisdiction of Oklahoma City, the portion of the criminal justice system
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There is always a reason as to why juveniles and adults commit crime, and these programs help by understanding the problems that lead to these types of behavioral traits so that the criminal justice system can fix these programs among society. There is a lot of crime that takes place in Leon County Florida. According to the FDLE’s website, “Leon County’s property crime rate is much higher than the violent crime rate, but has been steadily declining since 1995 [and], Leon County’s rate remains higher than the state’s or the nation’s” (FDLE ,n.d, par. 3). This cities violent crime rate is higher than the national violent crime rate, and according to their website “in 2010 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 155.81% and the city property crime rate in Tallahassee was higher than the national property crime rate average by 67.1%” (Crime, 2012, ar. 2).Not all of the crime that has taken place in Tallahassee, Florida has increased, as a matter of fact; some of the crime has decreased. It appears that aggravated assault and larceny is one of the highest crimes that take place in Tallahassee. Outside of the larceny and aggravated assault then burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, robbery, forcible rape, manslaughter and murder.
There is a lot of crime that takes place in in San Francisco California. According to this city’s crime rating website, “in 2010 the city violent crime rate in


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