WHAT’S IN IT?
Many law enforcement agencies around the country submit reports to the FBI on what are known as “index” crimes: murder,nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor-vehicle theft and arson. These crimes are meant to serve as an index for gauging fluctuations in both the overall volume and rate of crime. The data include the number of crimes by agency and by month. Geographic information include region, state, county, city, and metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Included in the data:
- The Hate Crimes Report (HCR), containing information on specific offenses of bias crime. This is the first year NICAR has included the HCR.
- The Supplemental Homicide Report (SHR) which has information on homicides, including demographic information about victims and offenders (where applicable – unsolved homicides are included).
- Information on number of police officers (men, women, in cars, on foot) by agency.
- Demographics on people arrested for all major crimes (including drug offenses, gambling, and DUIs).
UCR data are now available in CSV format and SQL format (for MySQL users only). If you’d like something different, contact us and we’ll do our best to help you out. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (573) 884-7711.
UCR data can help you track different crimes in your community, as well as crime rates over time.
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The IRE Resource Center also sells the handy guide Understanding Crime Statistics, by Kurt Silver and Ted Gest. Call 573-882-3364 or email email@example.com for more information.
To order the full data online, visit the online store at https://www.ire.org/nicar/database-library/databases/fbi-uniform-crime-reports/ or contact the library.