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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 1.2 million violent crimes nationwide - about 1 percent more than in 2011.
Last December, the website NeighborhoodSout.com ranked the Cataract City as the 53rd most dangerous city in America, based on the FBI's 2012 Uniform Crime Report. The study showed that the likelihood of becoming a crime victim in Niagara Falls was more than double the national average.
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.S.
The FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report showed that violent crime in the nation decreased 5.5 percent and property crime declined 4.9 percent when compared with data from 2008.
fell by 5.5 percent and property crime by 4.9 percent in 2009, according to an analysis based on the FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report released by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI).
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.
Recent statistics from the FB Uniform Crime Report show auto heft rates rose 1.2% from 1999 to 000.
You'll note that nowhere on that list -- compiled right off of the Bureau's own "Uniform Crime Report" -- is there any mention of "access to firearms." Maybe everyone who claims that gun-control laws will help solve the crime problem should take a cue from the people whose job it is to investigate real crime.
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.
reported a decrease of 4.4 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.

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