Los Angeles police consider a murder to be gang-related if either the victim or the offender is known to be a gang member, whereas New York City police record a murder as gang-related only if the killing is directly related to gang activities. How might t

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Los Angeles police consider a murder to be gang-related if either the victim or the offender is known to be a gang member, whereas New York City police record a murder as gang-related only if the killing is directly related to gang activities. How might these different definitions illustrate the points made in this section regarding crime measurement? Would the crimes’ rates differ if using different datasets? Why and how?

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