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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 […]