Foreword / Nicholas deB. Katzenbach -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Crime in a city precinct -- Chapter 2. The amount and trends of crime -- Chapter 3. The economic impact of crime -- Chapter 4. Crime and the inner city -- Chapter 5. The characteristics of offenders and victims of crime -- Chapter 6. Public attitudes toward crime and law enforcement -- Chapter 7. Professional crime -- Chapter 8. White-collar crime -- Chapter 9. Riots and crime -- Chapter 10. Criminal statistics--an urgently needed resource -- Appendix A. Ecological correlates of crime and delinquency / Judith A. Wilks -- Appendix B. State compensation to victims of violent crime / Gilbert Geis -- Appendix C. National crime data reporting system : proposal for a model / Peter P. Lejins -- Appendix D. The prediction of crime from demographic variables : a methodological note -- Appendix E. Uniform crime reporting trends--FBI procedures -- Appendix F. Rates of reported index offenses, 1965 -- Index.
An overview of the urban crime problem containing the results of a number of research studies and consultant papers. This volume makes use of the results of three major public surveys to examine the problem of unreported crime, public attitudes toward crime and law enforcement, the characteristics of victims and victim-offender relationships, and a variety of other crime problems. Chapters are devoted to the special problems of the economic burden of crime, white collar crime, and an appraisal of the current national system of statistical accounting on crime and criminal justice matters. There are three appendices prepared by consultants, two methodological notes and a series of tables of crime rates for index offenses by city rank.