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NCJ Number: 30164 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME STATISTICS - A MATHEMATICAL PERSPECTIVE
Journal: JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE  Volume:3  Issue:3  Dated:(FALL 1975)  Pages:177194
Author(s): M D MALTZ
Corporate Author: Pergamon Press, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press, Inc
Elmsford, NY 10523
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: COMPARES THE CRIME STATISTICS GENERATED BY THE FBI'S UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS (UCR) TO THOSE GENERATED BY THE NATIONAL CRIME SURVEY (NCS), COLLECTED BY THE CENSUS BUREAU FOR THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION.
Abstract: THE CRIME REPORTING PROCESS IS DESCRIBED FOR BOTH THE UCR AND NCS TO DETERMINE THE NATURE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE BIASES. EVENTS WITHIN THE PROCESSES ARE ANALYZED TO DEVELOP A NEW ESTIMATE OF CRIME INCIDENCE BASED ON BOTH THE UCR AND NCS. NUMERICAL EXAMPLES ARE THEN DEVELOPED TO POINT OUT THE DEFICIENCIES IN THE NCS, AND TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF ITS ACCURACY. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Crime Statistics; Evaluation; FBI Uniform Crime Reports; National crime statistics; National crime surveys; Police statistics
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