Uniform crime reporting refers to a standardized system of offense reporting that allows or mandates that different law enforcement agencies report on the same types of events (such as offenses known to the police or arrests), for the same time periods, using the same offense classifications, and the same rules for counting and classifying offenses.

Uniform Crime Reports

The American history of police reports on crime mirrors the history of American law enforcement in general: Crime reporting is local and of widely varying quality. In order to provide a measure ...

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