There are disparities present in how the justice system treats communities of color, including the Latino population. These disparities are greatest for Black populations, which
Part II Crimes
Part II Crimes: The number of Part II crimes reported per 1000 people; including 21 categories of offenses ranging from simple assault to forgery and fraud to drug possession
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD)
2012 – 2018
Why are these variables important to measure?
Part II Crimes
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program of the FBI divides criminal offenses into two groups: Part I and Part II Crimes. Part II crimes are considered less serious offenses on which less-detailed arrest data is collected. Part II crimes include approximately 21 categories of offenses ranging from simple assault to forgery and fraud to drug possession.
Because Part II Crimes encompass a wide array of offenses, their effects on neighborhood and individual well-being vary significantly.
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