Ohio Crime Mapping Part 3 | Burglary 1974-2008

This week, in part three of our study of Ohio crime rates, we took a look at burglary. Also known as “breaking and entering” or less commonly, “housebreaking,” burglary has been defined by the FBI as “the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.” The Uniform Crime Reporting Program has further defined “structure” to include...
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Ohio Crime Mapping Part 2 | Arson 1974-2008

Part two of our study of crime rates in Ohio focuses on Arson. Arson is defined as the willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle, or other personal property of another. The data collected from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program only includes fires that have been determined as willfully set, excluding...
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Ohio Crime Mapping Part I | Aggravated Assault 1974-2008

As part of our ongoing effort to study the State of Ohio, we decided to analyze crime rates by county for ten different crimes: aggravated assault, arson, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, murder, property crime, rape, robbery and violent crime. The first crime we will be taking a look at is aggravated assault, which can include things like a random attack on a street, a husband hitting...
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