National Crime Reporting<br />A look at the various ways in which crime is reported throughout the United States of Americ...
3 Measures of Crime<br />Official Police Reporting<br />Tabulation<br />Self Report Studies<br />Offender “Self”1 Survey<b...
Born in 1930<br />Local and State Law Enforcement Agencies Report<br />Arrest and Offence Data<br />In the late 1970s Fede...
Demographics<br />Victim<br />Offender<br />Victim-Offender Relationship<br />Weapon Used<br />Circumstances of Murder<br ...
Formally known as index crimes, now just Part I<br />Part I Crimes<br />
Threshold for Part I crimes to be considered and recorded as such…<br />Perceived by victim or someone else.<br />Defined ...
Crime in the USA in 2004<br />88.2%  Stealing<br />
Intimate Partner Violence<br />Recording this crime poses a challenge for law enforcement agencies<br />The victim fears t...
1988 Uniform Crime Reporting Act passed<br />Mandate to report Group A and Group B crimes<br />Group A: Serious Offences (...
Criminal Behavior, A Psychological Approach, 8th Edition (Bartol and Bartol, 2008) Pearson Education, Inc. Upper Saddle Ri...
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This is a look at the way we report crime statistically and how we categorize it

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  1. 1. National Crime Reporting<br />A look at the various ways in which crime is reported throughout the United States of America<br />Rakeem A. Chapman<br />Boston University<br />
  2. 2. 3 Measures of Crime<br />Official Police Reporting<br />Tabulation<br />Self Report Studies<br />Offender “Self”1 Survey<br />Victimization Studies <br />Victim Self Survey<br />1. For drug offenders urine samples are taken<br />
  3. 3. Born in 1930<br />Local and State Law Enforcement Agencies Report<br />Arrest and Offence Data<br />In the late 1970s Federal Law Enforcement Agencies were required to report data as well <br />National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)<br />The UCR program is the only one that nationally records age, sex, and race, in relation to offence.<br />Uniform Crime Reporting 2<br />2. http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm<br />
  4. 4. Demographics<br />Victim<br />Offender<br />Victim-Offender Relationship<br />Weapon Used<br />Circumstances of Murder<br />Supplementary Homicide Report<br />
  5. 5. Formally known as index crimes, now just Part I<br />Part I Crimes<br />
  6. 6. Threshold for Part I crimes to be considered and recorded as such…<br />Perceived by victim or someone else.<br />Defined as crime by victim or someone else.<br />Become known to law enforcement agencies as crime<br />Defined by law enforcement agencies as crime<br />Accurately recorded by law enforcement agencies<br />Reported to FBI compilation center<br />Part I Crimes (continued)<br />
  7. 7. Crime in the USA in 2004<br />88.2%  Stealing<br />
  8. 8. Intimate Partner Violence<br />Recording this crime poses a challenge for law enforcement agencies<br />The victim fears the abusers and often fails to report<br />Also there is an issue with accurately being able to collect data on abuse of homeless people<br />Dark Figure<br />
  9. 9. 1988 Uniform Crime Reporting Act passed<br />Mandate to report Group A and Group B crimes<br />Group A: Serious Offences (e.g. Bribery, Homicide, Prostitution)<br />Group B: Minor Offences (e.g. DUI, Disorderly Conduct, Passing Bad Checks)<br />Detail Included in Group A Offence Record<br />Victim Info<br />Weapon Used<br />Location of Crime<br />Alcohol or Drug Influence<br />Type of Criminal Activity<br />Relationship of Victim to Offender<br />Residence of Victim and Arrestees<br />Description of Property and Its Value<br />National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)<br />
  10. 10. Criminal Behavior, A Psychological Approach, 8th Edition (Bartol and Bartol, 2008) Pearson Education, Inc. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 07458<br />Pages 10-25<br />Refernece<br />

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