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NCJ Number: 180562 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Crime in Maryland: 1997 Uniform Crime Report
Corporate Author: Maryland State Police
Central Records Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 208
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland State Police
Baltimore, MD 21244
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Maryland State Police
Central Records Division
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Baltimore, MD 21244
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents crime statistics for the State of Maryland for 1997.
Abstract: The report details crime (by State, County, Municipality, and reporting agency), clearance rates, arrests, law enforcement officers killed or assaulted and law enforcement employee data. The statewide Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program was initiated to report crime in Maryland to the National UCR program administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Maryland program has increased its data collection with domestic violence, hate bias reporting, and carjacking statistics (separate publications). The UCR program collects data on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, breaking or entering, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. There were 287,625 total crime incidents reported in 1997, a 7-percent decrease when compared to 1996 crime totals. One officer was killed in the line of duty. There were 4,331 officers assaulted, a 3- percent increase over the previous year. The assault figure represents 31 percent of full-time law enforcement officers employed. There were 13,863 full-time law enforcement officers employed, 2.7 per 1,000 population. Tables, figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime data files; Index crimes; Maryland; Offense statistics; Reports; State crime statistics; State Uniform Crime Reports; State-by-state analyses; Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
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