Chapter 2 - How do we measure crime Uniform Crime Reports...

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How do we measure crime?
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Uniform Crime Reports: UCR Only crimes known to the police Compiled by the FBI since 1930
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UCR Divides Crimes into two Parts Part 1 Crimes and Part 2 Crimes
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Part I Offenses: A class of offenses selected for measurement that are Most likely to be reported Occur with sufficient frequency Are considered serious crimes by nature/volume AKA………….Index Crimes
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Crime Index Uses the concept of a crime rate to measure “Part I offenses” Measured the # of crimes per a unit of the population…………for example….murder rate might be 6……meaning there is 6 murders for every 100,000 of the population Was used as a tool to compare crime rates across jurisdictions and time
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Part 1 Crimes: 8 AKA…………….INDEX CRIMES Violent Crimes Property Crimes Murder - Larceny-Theft Forcible Rape - Burglary Robbery - Motor Vehicle Theft Aggravated Assault - Arson
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Clearance Rates Compares the # of crimes reported to the police or discovered to the # of crimes solved through arrest or by other means (such as the death of the suspect) UCR also measures: Crimes “cleared” by arrest
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1. Murder Is the unlawful killing of one human being by another About 15,000 – 20,000 committed each year More likely to occur in warmer months Guns are most likely to be used Index crime LEAST likely to occur, yet most likely to be CLEARED
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2. Forcible Rape
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