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    Hi

    I'm sure this is simple for somebody,

    If I have an electorate of 6.278 people and 260 crimes are committed how do I work out the crime ratio per head of electorate

    Thanks in anticipation

    Braddy
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    Divide the number of crimes by the number of people.

    If there were 10 crimes and 1 person, there would be 10 crimes/person, as there would be with 100 crimes and 10 people.

    So you have 260/6278 crimes per person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Hutchison View Post
    Divide the number of crimes by the number of people.

    If there were 10 crimes and 1 person, there would be 10 crimes/person, as there would be with 100 crimes and 10 people.

    So you have 260/6278 crimes per person.
    Which you can express as 0.041 crimes per person, or roughly one twentyfourth (1/24) crime per person.

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    Hi

    Thank you very much for all the replies, this is just what I needed

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