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juvenile delinquency

(Encyclopedia) juvenile delinquency, legal term for behavior of children and adolescents that in adults would be judged criminal under law. In the United States, definitions and age limits of juveniles vary, ...

criminology

(Encyclopedia) criminology, the study of crime, society's response to it, and its prevention, including examination of the environmental, hereditary, or psychological causes of crime, modes of criminal invest...

Crime

Below is a list of crime statistics in the United States, which includes total arrests, number of persons executed, hate crime and murder victims, law en…

Rwanda Overview

(Encyclopedia) Rwanda ro͝oän´dä [key], officially Republic of Rwanda, republic (2015 est. pop. 11,630,000), 10,169 sq mi (26,338 sq km), E central Africa. It borders on Congo (Kinshasa) in the west, on U...

Number of Crimes 2005–2007

Number of crimes recorded by the police in 2005/06 and 2006/07 Crime Number of crimes (thousands) % change 2005/06 2006/07 2005/06 to 2006/07 Violence againt the p…

Crime Rate by State, 2006

(rate per 100,000 inhabitants) The following table shows the U.S. crime rate by state during 2006 for offenses that include violent crime, property …

Crime Rate by State, 2007

(rate per 100,000 inhabitants) The following table lists the violent crime, murder, forcible rape, robbery, and property crime rate of each state in th…