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Uniform Crime Reports
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)
Program was conceived in 1929 by the
International Association of Chiefs of
Police to meet a need for reliable,
uniform crime statistics for the
nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked
with collecting, publishing, and
archiving those statistics. Today,
several annual statistical publications,
such as the comprehensive Crime in
the United States, are produced from
data provided by nearly 17,000 law
enforcement agencies across the
United States.
Crime in the United States
Hate Crime Statistics
Law Enforcement Officers
Killed and Assaulted
Additional UCR Publications
National Incident-Based
Reporting System
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The importance of this book cannot be
overstated.  If you read this book, and you
keep it close for reference, you will never
experience problems recognizing and
properly classifying crimes.

Additionally, your knowledge of its contents
will put you far ahead of others in any
preemployment interviews.
There's only one problem with becoming
familiar with Uniform Crime Reporting.  
You will, without a doubt, suffer a lot of
frustration.  You'll work with police
officers, supervisors, commanders and
police chiefs who won't have a clue when
it comes to the proper classification of
crimes.

Many police officers at every rank level will
complete their entire careers without ever
consulting the UCR Handbook.  In the
rare instances when they do look at UCR
definitions of crime, you'll marvel at some
of the most convoluted interpretations
that these guys and girls will apply.
FBI Uniform
Crime Reports
"Many police officers at every rank
level will complete their entire
careers without ever consulting the
UCR Handbook." ~ Barry M. Baker
The single most universal factor that
confuses so many is their effort to
compare their state's criminal code
classifications to UCR classifications.  It's
maddening - they just can't seem to
comprehend the fact that UCR was
created to provide a - uniform - method
to report and compare crime - uniformly
- on a national level.

You'll eventually get to the point where
you won't even comment on their
self-inflicted stupidity.  You'll become
content in knowing that you're not the
one who's confused.

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