The Uniform Crime Reporting Program

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Question 1 The Uniform Crime Reports, or Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) are cooperative efforts that attempts to gather all of the criminal data for educational and practical purposes. The UCR takes into account the crimes within the domestic United States of America. The UCR is published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a yearly basis. According to the Department of Justice, "the FBI's UCR Program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of nearly 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention. Since 1930, the FBI has administered the UCR Program and continued to assess and monitor the nature and type of crime in the Nation. The program's primary objective is to generate reliable information for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management; however, its data have over the years become one of the country's leading social indicators." The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program collects data for crimes that are classified as Part I offenses. These are serious crimes by nature and/or volume: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. Only those crimes that have been documented by police and those where a person has been arrested by law enforcement are collected. The program only reports on the eight listed crime classifications
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