As an introduction to statistics i have been asked to analyse what inferences could be drawn from statistics showing that men vastly outnumber women in prison populations:
"Of the average daily number of full-time prisoners in a country, 46,904 (93 per cent) were male and 3,534 (7 per cent) were female. The average daily imprisonment rate for males was 301 prisoners per 100,000 of the adult male population, while for females it was 22 prisoners per 100,000 of the adult female population. Males were more than 14 times more likely to be in prison than females. Men were statistically way ahead for every offense except for prostitution.
Similar statistics worldwide prove that men commit almost all crime in the world. The difference between men and women is statistically significant, suggesting there are core differences in biology and behavior between the sexes that are not being recognized by researchers. "
I am thinking that there are influences that have not been taken into account. Specifically that the roles of men and socialization are different. Eg., men drink more alcohol which could be a factor.
Any guidance would be welcome.
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