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The Uniform Crime Reports page on the FBI government Web site provides links for their annual Crime in the United States publications. Before you are able to view one of these reports, you are given the following disclaimer: Caution Against Ranking Each year when Crime in the United States is published, some entities use reported figures to compile rankings of cities and counties. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region. Consequently, they lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. Valid assessments are possible only with careful study and analysis of the range of unique conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction. The data user is, therefore, cautioned against comparing statistical data of individual reporting units from cities, metropolitan areas, states, or colleges or universi

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CRJS410-IP2NameClassDateProfessorCRJS410-IP2 In order to get a greater understanding of the crime trends in a particular geographical area or to gather numerical information for the entire nation research methods must be developed to compile this crime data. The Crime in the United States is a publication by the F.B.I's Uniform Crime Report that is released every year and provides rankings concerning the different crime trends in America's cities and towns. The report is completed after the UCR receives the necessary crime data from the cities and towns across America. Cities and towns are then ranked by their level of crime patterns and trends.Part I The Crime in the United States report is used to determine the cities or towns with the highest crime rates to the lowest. The information pertaining to this ranking is received by local law enforcement agencies across the country. The information that is received is often time inaccurate or incomplete and not all law enforcement agencies participate. When the UCR releases this report each year it comes with a cautionary warning for users. The purpose of this cautionary warning is to make the user aware that the information is not one hundred percent factual and a more valid assessment tool should be used in or der to gather accurate statistical data. Even if every law enforcement agencies in the country reported their crime trends and patterns to the F.B.I and the information was accurat

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