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Crime in the United States: Section III: crime index offenses cleared

Section III: crime index offenses cleared Crime Index Offenses Cleared Law enforcement agencies reporting offenses to the national UCR Program can clear these offenses in one of two ways: by arrest or by exceptional means. However, the administrative closing or “clearing” of a case by a local law enforcement agency does not necessarily mean that […]

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Crime in the United States: Section II: crime index offenses reported

Section II: crime index offenses reported CRIME INDEX TOTAL DEFINITION The Crime Index is composed of selected offenses used to gauge fluctuations in the overall volume and rate of crime reported to law enforcement. The offenses included are the violent crimes of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, and the property […]

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summary of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program

Section I: summary of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program Summary of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program The Uniform Crime Reporting Program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of more than 17,000 city, county, and state law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention. During 2002, law enforcement agencies active in […]

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Uniform Crime Reporting area definitions

Appendix III: Uniform Crime Reporting area definitions The presentation of statistics by reporting area facilitates analyzing local crime counts in conjunction with those for areas of similar geographical location or population size. Geographically, the United States is divisible by regions, divisions, and states. Further breakdowns rely on population figures and proximity to metropolitan areas. As […]

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analysis of motor vehicle theft using survival model

Section V: analysis of motor vehicle theft using survival model Introduction Motor vehicle theft, as defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle including automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, motor scooters, and snowmobiles. The definition also includes the temporary possession of a motor vehicle by those […]

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The 1997 Chances of Lifetime Murder Victimization

Section V: The 1997 Chances of Lifetime Murder Victimization Introduction Defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Handbook as the highest-ranking crime in the crime hierarchy, murder generally is viewed by the public and law enforcement alike as the most serious crime in the Nation. Current statistics indicate that the murder rate in the country […]

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Crime in the United States: Section VI: law enforcement personnel

Section VI: law enforcement personnel The requirements for law enforcement service vary greatly from one locale to another based upon each jurisdiction’s unique demographic traits and characteristics. A small community situated between two large cities, for example, may require a greater number of law enforcement personnel than a community of the same size that has […]

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Crime in the United States: Crime factors

Crime factors Each year when Crime in the United States is published, many entities–news media, tourism agencies, and other groups with an interest in crime in our Nation–use reported Crime Index figures to compile rankings of cities and counties. These rankings, however, are merely a quick choice made by the data user, and they provide […]

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Crime in the United States: Larceny-theft: content revised 02/17/06

Larceny-theft: content revised 02/17/06 Definition The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines larceny-theft as the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another; attempts to do these acts are included in the definition. This crime category includes shoplifting, pocket-picking, purse-snatching, thefts from motor vehicles, thefts of […]