Learn More: Part II Crimes

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Variable Definition:
Part II Crimes: The number of Part II crimes committed including 21 categories of offenses ranging from simple assault to forgery and fraud to drug possession
Source:
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD)
Years Available:
2012-2016
Geographic Unit:
Census Tracts in the City of Los Angeles, unincorporated areas, and the 40 cities that contract with LASD for municipal police services. Census tracts in cities that have their own municipal police force (other than LAPD) are not included.  
Other Notes: 
Crimes are labelled and classified according to FBI Uniform Crime reporting standards by the LAPD and LASD. 

Why is this Variable 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.

Source:
"Offense Definitions." Crime in the United States 2011. United States Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2011. Link
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