How Demographics Contribute to Crime


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How are crime rates and social class correlated?

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1. Which of the following statements best describes the broken window hypothesis?

2. How are age and crime rates correlated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Criminologists use demographics to help understand why crime occurs in certain locations, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. Some terms you'll be assessed on include the broken window hypothesis and the racial threat hypothesis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Impacts of age and gender on crime demographics
  • Correlations between demographics and crime
  • Racial threat hypothesis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related demographics lesson
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can accurately identify main phrases, such as the broken window hypothesis and the racial threat hypothesis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding crime demographics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about crime rates and social class

Additional Learning

To learn more about the connections between demographics and crime, review the accompanying lesson called, How Demographics Contribute to Crime. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define demographics
  • Understand two hypotheses of crime demographics
  • Analyze the correlation between crime and social class, age, gender, and race