Because of the many ways in which media and entertainment sensationalize crime, is it easy for the general population to believe that crime is on the rise? Let’s take a look at what criminological data indicates.
- Carefully read the box “Causation and Declining Crime in New York City” (p. 64-65).
- Use the internet to find the Uniform Crime Reports and determine whether crime rates are actually rising or declining.
- Discuss your findings and the factors that have affected the crime rates.