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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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The report follows the FBI's 2012 Uniform Crime Report, released in September, which documented more than 1.
The FBI's Uniform Crime Report for 2010 shows Worcester having 19 forcible rapes reported for the year.
Greg Scarbro, the FBI's unit chief for the Uniform Crime Report, told The New York Times this week that agency officials agree the definition needs to be expanded, but U.
The FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report showed that violent crime in the nation decreased 5.
9 percent in 2009, according to an analysis based on the FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report released by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI).
More than 80 years ago, the federal government adopted what is called a Uniform Crime Report.
It maintains incident records for more than the required seven years; provides details for information dissemination to staff, students, and the public; produces a Uniform Crime Report for submission to the FBI; creates a daily crime log; and generates a Clery Campus Crime Statistic Report for submission as the annual security report.
Only about 10 percent of colleges provide information for the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, and some colleges that collect information send it to city police departments, which may combine college and city data before reporting to the FBI.
Except for a minor deviation in 1995, the state's Uniform Crime Report now has shown declines in major crime every year since 1992.
According to the 1998 FBI Uniform Crime Report, "Law enforcement agencies received reports of an estimated 93,103 forcible rapes nationwide" that year--that's "67 of every 100,000 females.
4 percent in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention for the first six months of 2009 when compared with figures reported for the same time in 2008, preliminary findings from the FBI's Annual Uniform Crime Report, 2009, found.
For instance, he has linked data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report with a sophisticated regression analysis of Jewish religious observances--and it demonstrates an apparent upswing in the kidnapping and murder of children 12-and-under during the month of April, when Jews celebrate Passover.

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