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CRIME REPORTING 2
Crime Reporting
Crime has become a regular occurrence in the current world. Not a single day ends without
several cases of crime being reported. Victims of crime can go through a lot of trauma-based on
the evil that happened to them. However, not all victims of crime report what happened to them.
This occurs due to several reasons. The main reason why victims might not report is that they were
threatened. Criminals might threaten to harm their victims if the victim spills the beans on them
(Joyce, 2018). This causes fear, and the victim ends up not reporting the incident to the relevant
authorities.
The victim may also fear that no one will believe them (Joyce, 2018). This mostly occurs
when a victim is a person with a bad reputation. The victim decides to stay quiet instead of opening
up. This is wrong, and if anyone is going through a problem, he or she deserves to be listened to,
as it might be a matter between life and death. Other people fail to report crime simply because
they do not feel like doing so. They believe that if they ignore a problem, then it will go away.
Most of the unreported cases are usually because people do not want to report the crime simply
because they do not care.
The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) is a program administered by the FBI and is used to
generate valuable information, which is supposed to be used in the enforcement of the law. The
program has advantages and disadvantages. The program's strength is that it provides the data of
the number of crimes reported to law enforcement bodies throughout the country (Krohn et al.,
2019). It provides the most reliable data on the extent and nature of homicides in the country.
However, over the years, people have realized that the data gave by UCR only accounts for about
10 percent of murders in the country. Either this means that people do not report crimes or that the

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Running head: CRIME REPORTING 1 Crime reporting Name Institution CRIME REPORTING 2 Crime Reporting Crime has become a regular occurrence in the current world. Not a single day ends without several cases of crime being reported. Victims of crime can go through a lot of trauma-based on the evil that happened to them. However, not all victims of crime report what happened to them. This occurs due to several reasons. The main reason why victims might not report is that they were threatened. Criminals might threaten to harm their victims if the victim spills the beans on them (Joyce, 2018). This causes fear, and the victim ends up not reporting the incident to the relevant authorities. The victim may also fear that no one will believe them (Joyce, 2018). This mostly occurs when a victim is a person with a bad reputation. The victim decides to stay quiet instead of opening up. This is wrong, and if anyone is going through a problem, he or she deserves to be listened to, as it might be a matter between life and death. Other people fail to report crime simply because they do not feel like doing so. They believe that if they ignore a problem, then it will go away. Most of the unreported cases are usually because people do not want to report the crime simply because they do not care. The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) is a program administered by the FBI and is used to generate valuable information, which is supposed to be used in the enforcement of the law. The program has advantage ...
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