Explain how the crime rate is determined and define the dark figure of crime.

The property crime rate in Center vale has increased by 50% in the past five years. The citizens have been complaining about the rise in property crimes and nothing being done about it. The Centiliter City Council approves a new position of Crime Analyst for the Centiliter Police Department.

Your application is accepted, and your interview date and time are set. You have been asked to prepare a written document containing a crime prevention strategy that you feel would make a big difference in the city’s crime rate.


Use the textbook readings, the Argosy University online library, and any other outside sources to prepare a 2–3-page report. In your report:

  • Explain a proactive crime prevention strategy that will most likely substantially decrease victimization in Centiliter for all types of crimes, specifically property crimes.
  • Analyze and explain the climatology theory from your prior readings that best fits your strategy and explain how. Also, include which crime victim theory best fits crimes on campus.
  • Explain how the crime rate is determined and define the dark figure of crime.

Include an SPA-formatted reference page that links back to your in-text citations and supports your recommendations. Remember, you cannot have only in-text citations or only references. You must have both because in-text citations and references link to each other.

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