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United States Crimes Database

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Crime statistics for 1994 through 2002, covering murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson, by county.
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The Uniform Crime Reporting Program, conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), collects information on violent crimes in the United States. More than 18,500 law-enforcement agencies voluntarily provide information to the program. The resulting crime statistics are used in law enforcement administration, operation, and management; for research and planning by criminologists, sociologists, legislators, city planners, the media, and other students of criminal justice; and by the American public for information on the fluctuations in the level of crime from year to year. These map layers were compiled from information provided by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), which archives Uniform Crime Reporting Program data for the FBI.

The United States Crimes Database shows crime statistics for the United States for the years 1994-2002. Crime data are reported by county and are provided for eight crimes: murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The data are adjusted to compensate for incomplete reporting by individual law enforcement agencies. Also included are crime statistics normalized by population. There are two map layers, each including statistics for the years in which the county boundaries were the same: 1994-2000 and 2001-2002. Additional information on the Uniform Crime Reporting Program is available from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, Uniform Crime Reporting Program Resource Guide.