Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack
GMAT Club

 It is currently 25 Mar 2017, 20:44

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# The rate of violent crime in this state is up 30 percent

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Mar 2009
Posts: 307
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 490 [0], given: 22

The rate of violent crime in this state is up 30 percent [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Aug 2009, 09:28
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

85% (02:10) correct 15% (01:10) wrong based on 28 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The rate of violent crime in this state is up 30 percent from last year. The fault lies entirely in our court system: Recently our judges' sentences have been so lenient that criminals can now do almost anything without fear of a long prison term.

The argument above would be weakened if it were true that

A.85 percent of the other states in the nation have lower crime rates than does this state.

B.white collar crime in this state has also increased by over 25 percent in the last year.

C.35 percent of the police in this state have been laid off in the last year due to budget cuts.

D.polls show that 65 percent of the population in this state oppose capital punishment.

E.the state has hired 25 new judges in the last year to compensate for deaths and retirements.

OA later after discussion..
If you have any questions
New!
Manager
Joined: 30 May 2009
Posts: 218
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 122 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

18 Aug 2009, 09:32

We need weaken the argument. Which means we need to prove that it is something else, other than the court system and judges is causing the increase in crimes. And C serves this purpose. Since the police have been laid off, that has led to increase in crimes.

What is the OA?
Manager
Joined: 19 Nov 2007
Posts: 162
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 212 [0], given: 4

### Show Tags

18 Aug 2009, 09:32
A.85 percent of the other states in the nation have lower crime rates than does this state. - irrelevant,comparing with other states.

B.white collar crime in this state has also increased by over 25 percent in the last year. - can strehgthen the conclusion not weaken..

C.35 percent of the police in this state have been laid off in the last year due to budget cuts. - This option weakens, not the judges but the police was responsible for the crime rates.

D.polls show that 65 percent of the population in this state oppose capital punishment. - Strengthen, may lead to judges being lenient.

E.the state has hired 25 new judges in the last year to compensate for deaths and retirements. - doesnt weaken, maybe these judges were also lenient
Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Mar 2009
Posts: 307
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 490 [0], given: 22

### Show Tags

18 Aug 2009, 11:27
C for me too..
Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Mar 2009
Posts: 307
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 490 [0], given: 22

### Show Tags

19 Aug 2009, 07:09
OA : C
Re: crime criminals   [#permalink] 19 Aug 2009, 07:09
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 The rate of violent crime in this state is up 30 percent 4 10 Jun 2013, 00:35
4 The rate of violent crime in this state is up 35 percent 8 29 Oct 2012, 23:07
violent crime rates 4 07 Jul 2009, 08:33
1 The violent crime rate (number of violent crimes per 1,000 11 01 Sep 2007, 01:27
The rate of violent crime in this state is up 30% from last 8 16 Aug 2007, 17:11
Display posts from previous: Sort by