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2011.11.17 

No matter how hard you work to create a good life for yourself and your family, you can't enjoy the fruits of your labor if you're always worried they might be snatched away. That's why, for a truly good quality of life, the lower this statistic is the better!

Today's Lesson
CRIME RATE   犯罪率

Explanation

  • The crime rate is a measure of the amount of crime (= illegal acts) in an area, usually expressed as the number of crimes per 1000 (or 100,000) residents (= people living in an area) per year.
  • crime rate とは、ある地域における、犯罪(不法行為)の数の指標です。たいていは(その地域に住む)人口1,000人(または10万人)に対する年間の犯罪件数で表されます。
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CRIME RATE

examples

  1. One of the reasons for the area's high quality of life is the extremely low crime rate.
  2. Most people there blame the recession for the 11% increase in the crime rate.
  3. The crime rate - especially for violent crime - has been going down in recent years, thanks to the mayor's tough new policies.

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