Uniform Crime Reports

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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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Whether they seek to link a suspect to a crime, determine criminal behavior patterns, or compile statistics for Uniform Crime Reports, police departments analyze crime data for a variety of reasons.
The American public looks to the 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.
According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, the number of automobile thefts increased from 1,131,700 in 1980 to 1,661,700 in 1991.
According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), in 1992, juveniles(9) accounted for 16 percent of the total arrests of individuals who ranged in age from 10 to 21, or almost 2 million violations.
4 Author-calculated average of Uniform Crime Reports data for the past 12 years.
According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, 24,539 people were murdered in 1993; 70 of these victims were law enforcement officers.
In Uniform Crime Reports, the victims of forcible rape are always female, and in 1992, an estimated 84 of every 100,000 females in the country were reported rape victims.

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