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Title: Uniform Crime Reports for the United States, 1979
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 347
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents extensive tables summarizing data on crimes, clearances, persons arrested, and law enforcement personnel in the U.S. for calendar year 1979. The tables are based on statistics collected by the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR).
Abstract: Data reflect voluntary reporting of crime statistics by over 15,000 law enforcement agencies across the U.S. The first section describes the UCR program administered by the FBI. The subsequent section presents tabular data on crime index offenses. Data for each type of offense, comparisons with previous years, and characteristics of each type of offense are reported. Additional tables present data for major geographic divisions, individual States, standard metropolitan statistical areas, cities, towns, and counties. National averages for the value of property stolen are given for each property offense. Another section provides profiles of persons arrested in terms of age, sex, and racial distributions. Comparisons of persons arrested in cities, suburban areas, and rural areas are presented. The volume's final section provides data on law enforcement personnel for different geographic areas. Appendixes present the methodology used, offenses listed in UCR, UCR area definitions, and graphs showing crime trends from 1970 to 1979. Footnotes are included for many of the tables.
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Crime Statistics; FBI Uniform Crime Reports; Index crimes; National crime statistics; Offender statistics; Police personnel; United States of America; Violent crime statistics
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