Reading and Interpreting Crime Statistics
Lynda R. West
University of Nevada, Reno
In this module Students will learn to interpret crime statistics, including the Crime Index (total
number of crimes reported in seven categories) and violent and property crime. They will
examine crime status at specific points in time and across given periods of time.
The mathematics involved is reading and interpreting data (graphing data optional); figuring rates and rates of
change; rounding decimals; expressing and calculating percents.