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- n. the ratio of crimes in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
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The crime rate had soared beyond belief, and carried with it one peculiar symptom of this bitter, frustrating American war: convicts and the poor-without-a-parish were no longer being shipped to the thirteen colonies and sold there as indentured labor.
There was a park with basketball hoops and a baseball diamond nearby; the neighborhood’s crime rate was near zero and the local schools had the highest academic standing in the state.
Smyth's graft had nothing to do with the quality of his police work — East Aberdeen had the lowest crime rate in the Colony.