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Compared to other crimes, law enforcement closes warrants for sex crimes and violent crimes more quickly

By Sarah W. Craun and Andrew D. Tiedt


For many crimes there is often a gap between when an arrest warrant is issued, and when a suspect is apprehended by law enforcement authorities. In new research using data from the National Crime Information Center Database, Sarah W. Craun and Andrew D. Tiedt analyze the time it takes for a warrant to be closed for various types of crimes. They find that while most warrants are closed in a little over a month, warrants for child pornography, child exploitation and violent crimes were more likely to be closed more quickly, as were those which allowed for full extradition or extradition from adjacent states

Topics: HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Publisher: The London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2016
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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