Measuring and describing crime statistics can be a real challenge. For this assignment, you'll be co

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Measuring and describing crime statistics can be a real challenge. For this assignment, you'll be comparing two important sources of crime data, the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and the National Crime Victim Survey (NCVS), to better understand the differences between them. To complete the assignment, select a crime category that is reported in both the UCR and NCVS (homicide, rape/sexual assault, aggravated assault, etc.) and then, in a 1-2 page paper, do the following: Select a year and identify statistical figures for the crime category you chose in both the UCR and NCVS Describe the differences you see between the UCR figures and NCVS figures for that crime category Discuss differences between the definitions of the crime category in the UCR and NCVS Describe what is meant by the phrase, "dark figure of crime," in terms of the NCVS, and what role it plays in understanding differences between UCR statistics and NCVS statistics Please provide and Intro and conclusion

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National Crime Victim SurveyIntroduction:-The National Crime Victimization Survey series was designed to achieve three primary objectives: to develop detailed information about the victims and consequences of crime, to estimate the number and types of crimes not reported to police, and to provide uniform measures of selected types of crime. The NCVS data are organized by collection quarter, and six quarters comprise an annual file. For example, for a 2015 file, the four quarters of 2015 are included as well as the first two quarters of 2016.On the other hand The Uniform Crime Reporting Program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation. The program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet the need for reliable uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics.For this assignment I select crime category '' Robbery ''Year 2013 figures for the crime category (Robbery) in both the UCR and NCVSRobbery Statistic 2013 BY UCRThere were an estimated 345,031 robberies nationwide in 2013. The estimated number of robberies decreased 2.8 percent from the 2012 estimate and 15.6 percent from the 2009 estimate. The estimated robbery rate of 109.1 per 100,000 inhabitants showed a decrease of 3.5 percent when com

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