Uniform Crime Report (FBI)

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Uniform Crime ReportOften people wonder how do we know so much about certain types of crimes and what their impact is on society. The Uniform Crime Report put out by the FBI every year, has two major categories that does not cover all crimes but does give us statistics on the crimes that are committed in each of these categories. The Uniform Crime Report has two major categories, which include Violent personal crimes and Property crimes. Each category has four crimes that are related to that category. Violent personal crimes consist of the following; Murder/Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault, Rape, and Robbery. The next category is the Property crimes, which consist of Burglary, Larceny/Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson. For each crime there are statistics such as clearance rates for each crimes. The FBI also needs to know which crime is the most reported and which crime happens the most often.

The FBI gathers information from people to see what kind of crimes have happened in their area. Then when all the information is gathered from the public they move to the police stations to see what kinds of numbers they have for that year. They want to see if the numbers that the police have in their books co inside with the numbers that they have received from the public. When all of that information has been gathered they use it to form the Uniform Crime Report to see what crimes have made an increase or a decrease though out the year.

Violent Person crimes are the crimes that are committed that directly affect the individual that the crime is happening to. In most cases the victim becomes seriously injured or killed while this crime is taking place. However the number of violent crimes reported to law enforcement has remained...