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Title: Crime in the United States, 1988
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 355
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of approximately 16,000 city, county, and State law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention.
Abstract: Known collectively as the Crime Index, eight offenses are used to gauge fluctuations in the overall volume and rate of crime: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The UCR found that nationwide in 1988 the murder volume increased three percent; forcible rape volume increased two percent; upward trends in robbery were evident throughout all population groups; aggravated assault increased six percent with increases in the Northeastern and Midwestern States; burglary volume decreased one percent with cities registering the only increase; larceny-thefts increased three percent and two percent in all cities collectively; motor vehicle thefts increased 11 percent; and arson offenses increased one percent with an increase in cities. 75 tables and appendix.
Main Term(s): FBI Uniform Crime Reports
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Index crimes; National crime statistics
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