Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics
Uniform crime reporting is a collective effort on the part of city, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies to present a nationwide view of crime. Agencies throughout the country that participate in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program provide summarized reports of eight Part I offenses known to law enforcement. Most agencies submit crime reports monthly to a centralized crime records facility within each state.
The state UCR Program then forwards the data, using uniform offense definitions, to the FBI’s national UCR Program. Agencies in states that do not have a state program submit statistics directly to the national program. The FBI provides report forms, tally sheets, tally books, and self-addressed envelopes to these direct contributors. The FBI compiles, publishes, and distributes the data to participating agencies, state UCR Programs, and others interested in crime data.