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NCJ Number: NCJ 173941     Find in a Library
Title: State Use of Incident-Based Crime Statistics
Author(s): K J Strom
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 13
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Text PDF 
Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the publication and dissemination of State incident-based crime data, specifically the presentation of criminal statistics by States in tabular form.
Abstract: While States that have incident-based crime reporting can generate statistics upon request, emphasis is placed in the report on the production of formal publications such as annual reports and on special reports and Internet capabilities. From among those reviewed, 14 States include basic incident-based crime data in their most recently available annual reports, commonly incident-based tables focused on index crimes including murder, forcible rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. Several States have Internet sites that include State-level crime statistics. Other States are developing or enhancing their Internet sites. Incident-based crime reporting projects funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics are noted, and data on the use and dissemination of incident-based crime statistics among selected States are tabulated. 24 references, 3 tables, and 3 figures
Main Term(s): State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations ; Index crimes ; Criminal justice information systems ; Automated criminal justice system ; Uniform crime reporting ; Uniform crime reports
   
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