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IS THE NATIONAL CRIME RATE REALLY GOING DOWN? SOME SOCIOLOGISTS SAY YES!

IS THE NATIONAL CRIME RATE REALLY GOING DOWN? SOME SOCIOLOGISTS SAY YES!

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Is the national crime rate really going down? Some sociologists say yes! They say that the reason for the decline in crime rates in the 1980s and 1990s is demographics. It seems that the population is aging, and older people commit fewer crimes. According to the FBI and the Justice Department, 70% of all arrests are of males aged 15 to 34 years†. Suppose you are a sociologist in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and a random sample of police files showed that of 38 arrests last month, 26 were of males aged 15 to 34 years. Use a 1% level of significance to test the claim that the population proportion of such arrests in Rock Springs is different from 70%.(a) What is the level of significance?What is the value of the sample test statistic? (Round your answer to two decimal places.)(c) Find the P-value of the test statistic. (Round your answer to four decimal places.)3Women athletes at the a certain university have a long-term graduation rate of 67%. Over the past several years, a random sample of 39 women athletes at the school showed that 22 eventually graduated. Does this indicate that the population proportion of women athletes who graduate from the university is now less than 67%? Use a 1% level of significance.(a) What is the level of significance?What is the value of the sample test statistic? (Round your answer to two decimal places.)(c) Find the P-value of the test statistic. (Round your answer to four decimal places.)

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