Serious Crimes in the Uniform Crime Report

546 Words Feb 20th, 2018 2 Pages
Part one crimes are the eight most serious offenses, which is murder, rape, assault, robbery, burglary, arson, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. Part two crimes are all other crimes except the ones in part one. They also include drug offenses, sex crimes, and vandalism. The UCR is a large database that stores all the information of the crimes that are reported and arrests made each year in the USA. The method used to get the information to the FBI is complex. Each month a law enforcement agencies report the count of part one crimes. The advantage of UCR is that people can see what kinds of crimes happen in a specific area. The disadvantage of UCR is that many of the serious crimes are not reported because the victims think that the crime is unimportant, they don’t trust the police, or involved in something illegal during the time of the crime.
The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is also consisted of two parts but includes offenses such as runaways, vagrancy, embezzlement, drug offenses and bribery. The NIBRS gives you a brief account of each incident and arrests; it includes the incident, victim, and the offender’s information. The advantage of NIBRS is that it has a broader development on crimes and is more accurate then the UCR. The disadvantage is that only twenty states have this crime report system that’s less then half of the US.
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