# Thread: Per Head Rate

1. 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

2. 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.

3. Originally Posted by John Hutchison
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.

4. Hi

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

Regards

Braddy

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