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Uniform Crime Reports

Annual publications containing criminological data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and intended to assist in identifying law enforcement problems, especially with regard to: murder and non-negligent Manslaughter, forcible rape, Robbery, aggravated assault, Burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and Arson. These studies provide a nationwide view of crime because they are based on statistics submitted by law enforcement agencies across the United States.

Critics of the Uniform Crime Reports have argued that local police departments may shape their record-keeping practices to produce results that will lend support to departmental positions on issues relating to crime and crime control. Most observers generally acknowledge, however, that the potential for manipulation in recordkeeping is not so great as to detract from the essential accuracy of the overall trends depicted in the Uniform Crime Reports.The FBI makes current and historical reports available online at <www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm>.

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In 2011, arrests of juveniles for Violent Crime Index offenses (murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault) were down ten percent from 2010, continuing a recent decline.
The Modified Crime Index was the number of Crime Index offenses plus arson.
To incorporate this data into the sample, each residential address is simply placed in the appropriate police beat and assigned the associated number of recorded offenses for each of the Crime Index offenses.
The results also show that racial background was not a significant predictor of involvement in the index offenses.
4] Twenty-nine percent of these youths were arrested for Crime Index offenses.
In Table 1, data are displayed concerning Index offenses reported to the police and published in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports for 1997 (the most current data available).
These four offenses - the Violent Crime Index offenses - are the crimes used by the FBI to monitor levels and changes in violent crime arrests over the years.
Crime Index offenses are murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.
Between 1994 and 2001, the juvenile arrest rate for Violent Crime Index offenses fell 44 percent.
In 1996, males under age 25 made up 45 percent of the individuals arrested in the United States for index offenses.
The National Youth Survey (NYS) was used to assess index offenses (NYS-INDEX) and minor delinquency (NYS-MINOR).
For the sixth consecutive year, juvenile arrests for Violent Crime Index offenses (murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault) declined, and the 2000 juvenile crime arrest rate was the lowest since 1985.