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Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Uniform Crime Reports

In your reading, Barkan (2018) introduces and discusses the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Uniform Crime Reports. These reports are the accepted, standard measurement for crime statistics in the United States. Your reading has also provided you with copies of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Rate report for Crime in the United States for the time period of January 2017 to June of 2018 and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Rate report documenting the Percentage Change in Violent Crime January 2014 to June 2018. For this assignment, you will prepare an APA formatted paper (correct Title page, Reference page, etc.) that addresses the questions below. In the body of your paper, please write each question and then follow it with your answer. You are free to use the APA citations listed above for the two crime reports and the video if you use them as sources in your paper.

Regarding the spreadsheet Percentage Change in Violent Crime January 2014 to June 2018:

1). What is the percentage change in violent crime for 2014/2015? Does that mean that the rate of violent crime went up or down for that year based on the year preceding it?

2). What is the percentage change in violent crime for 2015/2016? Does that mean that the rate of violent crime went up or down for that year based on the year preceding it?

3). What is the percentage change in violent crime for 2016/2017? Does that mean that the rate of violent crime went up or down for that year based on the year preceding it?

4). What is the percentage change in violent crime for 2017/2018? Does that mean that the rate of violent crime went up or down for that year based on the year preceding it?

5) For the years 2017/2018, which violent crime saw the largest percentage increase? Which saw the largest percentage decrease?

6) Which violent crimes saw a decrease in percentage for every year in the report?

7) Did any violent crime see an increase in every year in the report?

Regarding the spreadsheet FBI Uniform Crime Rate Statistics January 2017 to June 2018:

8). What size population group saw the greatest decrease in the rate of violent crime for 2018?

9). Did any of the population groups see an increase in violent crime?

10). For line 5 of the spreadsheet – the total population group – how many violent crimes saw an increase in rate?

11). For line 5 of the spreadsheet – the total population group – how many violent crimes saw a decrease in rate?

12) For line 5 of the spreadsheet – the total population group – which violent crimes saw the largest decrease in rate?

13) Which violent crimes saw a decrease in percentage for every population group in the report?

14) Which violent crime saw the most increases in percentage for all population groups in the report?