3 Types of Crime Measurement

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Each type of measurement is conducted by a different group that hold their own techniques of gathering information. In the United States, the Uniform Crime Report has been the most relied upon. The FBI gathers all their information from police agencies around the world. The results come from recorded police reports which collect data on about 95% of the population...
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The UCR breaks down crimes into part 1 and part 2 offenses. Part 1 offenses include eight crimes being either violent or property offenses. These are the more serious crimes, while part 2 offenses include all other minor crimes except for traffic violations. While the UCR measures the extent of crime through police reports, victimization surveys view crime through interviewing people about their experiences as victims...
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