UCR NCVS - Zak Murdock There are two main data sources in...

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Zak Murdock There are two main data sources in which the crime picture in America is understood. These sources are official statistics and victimization statistics. The most well known source of official statistics is compiled into what is known as the Uniform Crime Reports, or the UCR. Along with the UCR, the National Crime Victimization Survey, or the NCVS, is the most well known source for victimization statistics in America. Although both of these data sources may seem similar in relation to the data they collect, however both are quite different from each other. The UCR is an annual FBI publication that summarizes the incidence and rate of reported crimes throughout the entire United States. The FBI depends on the United States’ police departments to voluntarily submit the statistics of crimes reported to them. The crimes are then labeled either a Part 1 or a Part 2 offense. Part 1 offenses, that which carry the most magnitude, include murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault,
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course PHYSICS 213 taught by Professor Padamsee during the Spring '10 term at Cornell.

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UCR NCVS - Zak Murdock There are two main data sources in...

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