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Data Interpretation (assignment 1)

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Data Interpretation (assignment 1) Introduction: I am going to compare two different crime rates in two different cities, Norwich in Norfolk and Ipswich in Suffolk. I have chosen these two cities because they are the closest major cities to where I live. The two different crimes that I am going to analyse are 'burglary' and 'vehicle and other theft'. I am going to compare these crimes in Norwich and with Ipswich. I chose these crimes because I knew that the crime figures would be high and worth evaluating and comparing. I got the data from the crime statistics website, www.crimestatistics.org.uk Firstly I am going to describe what these crimes actually mean: Burglary * Burglary in a dwelling where an offender enters a dwelling as a trespasser to steal, rape or commit grievous bodily harm. * Aggravated burglary in a dwelling where an offender, armed with a firearm, weapon or explosive, enters a dwelling as a trespasser to steal, rape or commit grievous bodily harm. * Burglary in a building other than in a dwelling Where an offender enters a building other than a dwelling as a trespasser to steal, rape or commit grievous bodily harm. * Aggravated burglary in a building other than a dwelling where an offender, armed with a firearm, weapon or explosive, enters a building other than a dwelling to steal, rape or commit grievous bodily harm. Vehicle and other theft Theft of a vehicle: * Theft or unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle stealing a motor vehicle, with intent to permanently deprive the owner of it. ...read more.

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There is a higher amount of vehicle and other theft in Norwich than in the whole of England / Wales, with Norwich having 18.15 people out of every 1000 committing burglary whereas in England / Wales having 7.4 people out of every 1000 committing burglary. Around 1.8% of people in Norwich commit vehicle and other theft, whereas there are just 0.7% of people in the whole of England / Wales that commit vehicle and other theft. Crime statistics for Ipswich. Burglary for Ipswich Apr 2003 - Mar 2004 The population of Ipswich is 117,001 Month Total number of offences Offences per 1000 population Offences per 1000 England/Wales population Apr-Jun 2003 587 5.0 4.2 Jul-Sep 2003 502 4.3 4.0 Oct-Dec 2003 453 3.9 3.7 Jan-Mar 2004 408 3.5 3.7 Manual Analysis - Ipswich (Burglary) The crime statistics for Ipswich are very low, compared to both Norwich and the national average. The highest statistic for Burglary in Ipswich is in the summer months of April - June 2003 with over 5,000 cases and the national average being just 4,000 cases of burglary. The lowest statistic is between the months of January - March 2004 with just over 3,000 cases and the national average being higher with around 4,000 cases. The crime statistics for burglary in Norwich are higher overall than the statistics in Ipswich. Ipswich had around 16,000 cases for the whole year, which works out at around 4,000 cases every 3 months, whereas Norwich had over 18,000 cases of burglary for the year, which works out at around 4,500 cases every 3 months. ...read more.

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Total amount of burglary - 2,218 Population of Norwich - 122,346 Percentage of Norwich that commits burglary 1.81%. I did the same with Ipswich: Total amount of burglary - 1,950 Population of Ipswich - 117,001 Percentage of Ipswich that commits burglary 1.67%. From the percentages above, you can see that Norwich has a higher burglary rate than Ipswich. The amount of people as a percentage that commits burglary in Norwich is higher than that in Ipswich. There is a 0.14% less people that commits burglary in Ipswich than in Norwich. There are over 260 more recorded cases of burglary in Norwich than in Ipswich. Total amount of Vehicle & Other Theft - 8,877 Population of Norwich - 122,346 Percentage of Norwich that commits Vehicle & Other Theft - 7.26%. Total amount of Vehicle & Other Theft - 6,224 Population of Ipswich - 117,001 Percentage of Ipswich that commits Vehicle & Other Theft 5.32%. Norwich also has a higher Vehicle & Other theft percentage. I did the same calculations as I did to get the statistics for burglary. There are 1.94% more people that commit Vehicle & Other Theft in Norwich than in Ipswich. There are over 2,263 more recorded cases of Vehicle & Other Theft in Norwich than in Ipswich. The difference between Burglary and Vehicle & Other Theft is massive. In both cities the Burglary statistics are a lot lower than Vehicle & Other Theft statistics. In Norwich there is a 5.45% difference with over 6,500 more recorded cases. In Ipswich there is a 3.65% difference with over 4,200 more recorded cases. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ben Whitehead Data Interpretation 17/3/06 1 ...read more.

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