FBI Uniform Crime Report

1064 Words Feb 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Uniform Crime Reporting
Gabriel Padua
CJA/314
January 20, 2015
Paulina Solis
Uniform Crime Report
Ever wonder how crimes are measured? What is FBI Uniform Crime Report data? How these Crime Statistics are produce? And how is burglary define?

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Data
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is one of the two ways crime rates are measured in the United States. The "Uniform Crime Reports" (n.d.) website, UCR is the starting place for law enforcement executives, criminal justice students, members of the media, researchers, and the public seeking information on crime in the nation. The idea of the program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet the need for reliable
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According to the 2013 Uniform Crime Reports" (n.d.) website, the city of Los Angeles has a population of 3,878,725 and had 15,728 burglaries reported to the police. Making the rate total Groups of 100,000 People of 38.78725 and Instances of Crime Per Capita of 405.49407343908115. Also according to the 2013 Uniform Crime Reports” (n.d.) website, the city of Anaheim has a population of 345,320 and had 1,412 burglaries reported to the police. Making the rate total Groups of 100,000 people of 3.4532 and instances of Crime Per Capita of 408.8960963743774. The area of Anaheim in compare with Los Angeles has 3.4020229352963 more Crime Per Capita. Even though Anaheim has approximately 10 times less the population it has a bit more of Crime Per Capita. There are many factors that might explain the differences in the rates for example unemployment, the relationship between the community and the police departments, and possibly the ratio between social classes of high class, middle classes and low classes. Also any political agendas, or even laws could affect the social economical differences between metropolitan cities, disregarding the size of the population.
Conclusion
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is one of the two ways crime rates are measured in the United States. These Crime Statistics are produced from data received from over 18,000 city,