ORB – Oregonian Research Blog

January 11, 2008

Filed under: congressional research service,crime,statistics — Lynne @ 8:30 pm

Crime Statistics

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has published a report for Congress called “How Crime in the United States Is Measured”.

“Crime data collected through the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) are used by Congress to inform policy decisions and allocate federal criminal justice funding to states. As such, it is important to understand how each program collects and reports crime data, and the limitations associated with the data.”

The report was published January 3, 2008.

To see how crime is measured in Oregon read our breaking news post from Monday.

Found on: Secrecy News Blog

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