Crimes in My Community

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There are many crimes committed in the community I live in. I rarely watch the news or read a newspaper because it just makes me sad or angry, but because of this assignment I have been trying to keep up with the news. I have learned that there are crimes being committed in the community I live in that I would not have thought happened here at least not very often. The types of crimes taking place in my community are burglary, assault, prostitution, a variety of drug related crimes, and even murder.
The criminals I am reading about and seeing on the news are of all different race, age, and both male and female. A white female, just 25 years old, was just sentenced to 35 years in prison for beating a woman that is 78 years old with her own cane (Scott,2015). A young black man 22 years old was sentenced to 20 years for killing his 18-month-old daughter (Scott, 2015). Two gang members, both male between 30 and 40 years old, sentenced to 15 and 20 years in federal prison for burning tattoos off the rib cage of ex-members with a blow torch (Schiller, 2014). A local man, 44 years old, is sentenced to 20 years for robbing a local bank, and a 37 years old man is sentenced to 12 years for sexually assaulting a teenager (Heath, 2014).
There seems to be several differences in my findings and what I read in chapter 6. I may just not have known where to look, But I got my information from a local newspaper and almost every crime that was written about was a violent crime. There was the bank robber but I did not see any other crimes involving money. I also found no juvenile offenders.…...

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