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Crime in America's top-rated cities : a statistical profile, 1979-1998
Garoogian, David.
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Lakeville, CT : Grey House Publishing, 2000.
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839 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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This volume includes over 20 years of crime statistics in all major crime categories: violent crimes, property crimes and total crime. Crime in America's Top-Rated Cities is conveniently arranged by city and covers 76 top-rated cities. Crime in America's Top-Rated Cities offers details that compare the number of crimes and crime rates for the city, suburbs and metro area and national crime trends for violent, property and total crimes. Also, this handbook contains important information and statistics on Anti-Crime Programs, Crime Risk, Hate Crimes, Illegal Drugs, Law Enforcement, Correctional Facilities, Death Penalty Laws and much more. A much-needed resource for people who are relocating, business professionals, general researchers, the press, law enforcement officials and students of criminal justice.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Latest edition of a title previously published by Universal Reference Publications as a companion to America's Top-Rated Cities. Seventeen new cities are included.

Choice Review

The third edition includes a number of crime statistics, 1979-98, for 76 "top-rated" cities. The book repackages data largely obtained from Department of Justice sources, notably the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports: Crime in the United States. Under each city it lists statistics in all major crime categories (violent crimes, property crimes, total crime). Other sections provide statistics on topics such as hate crimes, illegal drugs, correctional facilities, and handgun, alcohol, and hate crime laws. Problematic is the editor's definition of "top-rated" as "cities ... which have been cited in various magazine surveys ... as being the best places for business and/or living"--a definition inevitably less reliable than, for example, population or other census data. As an example, Sacramento, Columbus (OH), and Buffalo fail to appear, even though they rank higher in population than a number of cities listed. With this warning in mind, the directory will be useful for its interesting statistical comparisons among cities and should be used alongside other criminal justice reference sources--e.g., the Bureau of Justice Statistics' Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (1973- ) or the Justice Information Center's Web site . E. B. Ryner FBI Academy Library