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Understanding Weaknesses of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program

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The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program produces a great deal of information every year and provides a picture of crime in the United States. Provide an explanation of the UCR and comment on its accuracy, as well as your thoughts on how it could be enhanced. What is the participation like among police departments? What other reports contribute to the UCR? How can reporting be improved so that we have a more realistic picture of crime? What is the "dark figure of crime?"

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The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program produces a great deal of information every year and provides a picture of crime in the United States. Provide an explanation of the UCR and comment on its accuracy, as well as your thoughts on how it could be enhanced. What is the participation like among police departments? What other reports contribute to the UCR? How can reporting be improved so that we have a more realistic picture of crime? What is the "dark figure of crime?"

In the United States, the UCR produces four particular publications on the data it receives. These four publications are:

1. Crime in the United States
2. National Incident-Based Reporting System
3. Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
4. Hate Crime Statistics

The data in the country is either collected by the state UCR program or directly by the FBI's UCR program.

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reporting. Retrieved from: https://ucr.fbi.gov [Accessed 6 January 2017].

On its own, the UCR relies on actual reports made to the state and local law enforcement agencies. The reporting is also subject to human error in the recording of victim and offender demographics and characteristics of homicides.

The UCR program is slowly being replaced with a more ...

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