Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)

The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) is the primary information source for offenses reported to state and local law enforcement in the United States. The UCR is the result of an initiative by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in the 1920s to develop a standardized system for gathering statistics on crimes reported to police. In 1930, the Attorney General of the United States was authorized by Congress to coordinate a national crime-reporting effort under the auspices of the FBI. The UCR is published on a yearly basis and provides information on murder or nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, auto theft, arson, and larceny/theft offenses reported to state and local law enforcement. These eight offenses are thought to provide a fair ...

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