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Explain the difference between the types of data addressed by the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). What are the advantages and the disadvantages of using these two sets of figures?

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National Crime Victimization Surveys attempt to account for the 'dark figure' of crime that is missed by the Uniformed Crime Reports. UCR reports all 'known' criminal offenses while the NCVS is responsible for attempting to provide a synopsis of the unknown crime not reported ...

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This solution discusses the difference between the types of data addressed by the NCVS and the UCR. It also mentions some advantages and disadvantages of using both.

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