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Appendix D: The Uniform Crime Reporting Program
Pages 171-176

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From page 171...
... are summarized in Table D-1. D–1 SUMMARY REPORTING SYSTEM D–1.a Index Crimes The core content of the Uniform Crime Reporting program inherits directly from the work of a Committee on Uniform Crime Records convened by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
From page 172...
... No No No Elderly Yes No No Timeliness of data availability Time between reference period and data availability Pre-announced schedule Yes Yes Yes Fixed schedule Yes Yes Yes Accuracy and quality Sampling error Routinely Unmeasured Unmeasured estimated Other errors (nonsampling) No ongoing Unknown Unknown evaluation
From page 173...
... . Although the labels have changed slightly, the seven crimes identified by the 1927 IACP committee remain the focus of today's Uniform Crime Reports and are known as "Part I offenses." Three of these are crimes against persons -- criminal homicide, forcible rape, and aggravated assault -- and four are crimes against property: robbery, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.
From page 174...
... Arson is also a special case because it is reported on a separate form from the other Part I offense: multiple-offense crimes involving arson can include two reported Part I offenses, the arson tally on the separate schedule and the highest-ranking Part I offense under the usual rule reported on Return A The third exception to the hierarchy rule is justifiable homicide, "defined as and limited to the killing of a felon by a police officer in the line of duty [or]
From page 175...
... D–1.c Supplemental Reports In the Summary Reporting System, participating agencies are asked to report counts of all Part I offenses known to law enforcement on a standard, monthly form known as Return A However, Return A is not the only data collection requested by the FBI.
From page 176...
... The conference attendees recom mended that the implementation of national incident-based reporting proceed at a pace commensurate with the resources and limitations of contributing law enforcement agencies. The NIBRS incident report is quite intricate and allows for great flexibility in the coding of individual events: spanning 46 offense categories, each incident report can include up to 10 offenses, 3 weapons, 10 relationships to victim, and 2 circumstance codes.

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