Measuring Crime 2 - Measuring Crime (continued) 8/27/11...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/27/11 Measuring Crime (continued) Lecture 4
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8/27/11 Uniform Crime Report Problems with the UCR: l The Dark Figure of Crime Crimes committed but the crime is not recorded in official data/unknown to officials
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8/27/11 l Problems with the UCR: l Hierarchy Rule and Counting Multiple Offense Incident l Clearance Rate—crimes cleared by arrest are within the UCR
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8/27/11 Self-report and victimization data were developed to assist with some of the problems with official data.
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8/27/11 U.S. NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMIZATION SURVEYS IN 1965 FIRST VICTIMIZATION SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL OPINION RESEARCH CENTER (NORC) TO CAPTURE CRIMES NOT WITHIN THE UCR SAMPLED 10,000 HOUSEHOLDS AND RESPONDENTS SELF-REPORTED ON WHETHER THEY HAD BEEN VICTIMIZED AND WHETHER THEY HAD REPORTED THE CRIME TO THE
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8/27/11 THE VICTIMIZATION SURVEY SHOWED CRIME IN THE U.S. WAS MUCH MORE THAN WHAT IS REPORTED IN THE UCR l FOR EXAMPLE: FORCIBLE RAPES (4x), LARCENIES (2x), BURGLARIES (50%), AND ROBBERIES (50%).
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TODAY THE NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMIZATION SURVEY IS CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS BUREAU UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
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Measuring Crime 2 - Measuring Crime (continued) 8/27/11...

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