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Uniform crime rates

crimes that are reported to the police

Dark Figure of Crime

What crime goes on that the police dont know about

National Crime Victim Survery

calling sample includes 100000 people in 50000 households
respondents queried every six months about a household and personal victimization

doesnt measure arson and homocide

Self reported crime data

People report their own crime and helps the dark figure of crime

disadvantage: people dont always tell the truth and tell about little things they wouldnt think were a crime

trends in crime

Crime rates are not steadily rising
most property crimes have been dropped
violent crimes have dropped since 1993
males 16-24 are most crime prone group

crime clock

represents the annual ratio of crime to fixed time intervals

crime index data

relied on for estimating the magnitude and rates of crime

part 1 offense

criminal homocides, focible rape, robbery- most serious crimes

part 2 offense

less serious crimes- assault, forgery and counterfeiting

National incident- based reporting system

data will be collected and reported in each of 22 crime categories
represents 16% of the u.s population

national crime victimization survey

reflect the nature and extent of criminal victimization, characteristics of the victim, victim offender relationships etc

Law enforcement assistance administration

disparities between unreported crime and crime known to the police

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