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  NCJ Number: NCJ 185233     Find in a Library
  Title: Linking Uniform Crime Reporting Data to Other Datasets
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Sue A. Lindgren ; Marianne W. Zawitz
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 05/2001
  Page Count: 9
  Series: BJS Technical Reports
  Annotation: Linking Uniform Crime Reporting Data to Other Datasets, a BJS Technical Report, outlines the contents and uses of the new Law Enforcement Agency identifiers Crosswalk file.
  Abstract: Because the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) uses a unique set of agency identifiers, linking crime reports to other types of local data has been almost impossible. This new datafile identifies each agency that participates in the UCR by the commonly used geographic identifiers from the Census Bureau and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For example, researchers using the crosswalk file will be able to link crime data to geographic coordinates permitting mapping; socioeconomic data like that from the Decennial Census for each jurisdiction; correctional data on jail and prison facilities and on inmates; data on government finance and expenditures; and the Vital Statistics cause of death data. The crosswalk file was originally created to administer the formula grants under the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program and the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program. It was created by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data and is available in a public use file for use by researchers and government analysts interested in linking crime data to other data.
  Main Term(s): Police information systems
  Index Term(s): Uniform crime reporting ; Information Systems and Technology ; Information processing ; Crime analysis ; Uniform crime reports ; Integrated systems
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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