1 "Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report
," Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC, released May 5, 1996.
Sources of statistical information include the Uniform Crime Reports related to violent crimes; the National Crime Information Center searches identifying violent fugitives; the Bureau of Justice Statistics for criminal statistical analysis; the National Drug Intelligence Center for statistics and trends; and public sources of information, such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs' Association, the National Insurance Crime Bureau, and medical facilities, for trends in violent crimes.
2 Crime in the United States - 1993, Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC, 1994.
The creation of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), and fingerprint identification services achieved this goal.
The Uniform Crime Reports generates a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement administration, operations, and management.
In the 1929 Foreword to Uniform Crime Reporting: A Complete Manual for the Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police's Committee on Uniform Crime Reports
stated, "The urgent need for national crime statistics in the United States is so well recognized as to require no debate."
Uniform Crime Reports
(UCR) is a nationwide cooperative effort, the objective of which is to provide a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management.
The American public looks to Uniform Crime Reports
for information on fluctuations in the level of crime, and criminologists, sociologists, legislators, municipal planners, the media, and other students of criminal justice use the statistics for varied research and planning purposes.
The IACP published the statistics that they collected thereafter in a monthly pamphlet titled Uniform Crime Reports
for the United States and Its Possessions and distributed it to participating agencies and other interested parties.
(6) The state agency must have the proven capability (tested over a period of time) to supply all the statistical data required in time to meet deadlines established for publication of the national Uniform Crime Reports
Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report
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