This week, we learned about victimization within the United States and how data pertaining to crime victimization patterns and trends are collected, assessed, and disseminated. For your Unit 2 Complete assignment, draft a narrative essay in minimum of 1,200 words in which you address and discuss the questions and statements listed below. Use at minimum of THREE scholarly sources (race textbook can be used as one of those sources) and remember to demonstrate a thorough critical understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections in your essay. A strong emphasis will be placed on your critical thinking/problem solving skills when responding to the weekly try questions. Please cite your response and sources in accordance with APA rules of writing. The aforementioned are the minimum requirements. You are encouraged to exceed those minimum requirements.
All the graphs within this week’s reading indicate that victimization rates have declined since the 1990s. Identify and explain what factors likely contributed to this decline for the following crimes: murder, robbery, burglary, and vehicle theft. Remember, critical thinking is emphasized.