A statistical reporting program run by the FBI's CRJ informational services (CJIS) division.
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
An annual survey of selected American households conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics to determine the extent of criminal victimization - especially unreported victimization - in the United States
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
A U.S. Department of Justice agency responsible for the collection of CRJ data, including the annual National Crime Victimization survey
A now defunct but once inclusive measure of the UCR Program's violent and property crime categories, or what is called Part 1 offences. Discontinues in 2004.
National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBIR)
An incident-based reporting system that collects detailed data on every single crime occurence.
A UCR/NIBRS summary offense category that includes murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault
A UCR/NIBRS summary offense category that includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson
A traditional measure of investigation effectiveness that compares the number of crimes reported or discovered to the number of crimes solved through arrest or other means (such as the death of the subject)
The unlawfull killing of a human being. Murder is a generic term that in common usuage may include first and second degree murder, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and other simliar offenses
Part 1 offenses
A UCR/NIBRS offense group used to report murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglury, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson, as defined under the FBI's UCR/NIBRS Program
unlawfull sexual intercourse achived through force and without consent. Broadly speaking, the term rape has been applied to a widely variety of sexual attacks and may include same-sex rape and the rape of a male by a female. Some may call sexual battery
forcible rape (UCR/NIBRS)
The carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will.
Intentional and wrongful physical contact with a person, without his or her consent, that entails a sexual component or purpose
unlawful forced sexual intercourse with a female against her will that occurs within the context of dating relationship. Date Rape or acquaintance rape, is a subcategory of rape that is of special concern today
The unlawful taking or attempted taking of property that is in the immediate possession of another by force or violent and/or by putting the victim in fear. Armed robbery differs from unarmed, or strong-arm, robbery in that it involves a weapon
an unlawful attack by ones person upon another. Historically, assault meant only the attempt to inflict injury on another person. A completed act meant battery.
the unlawful, intentional inflicting, or attempted or threatened inflicting, of serious injury upon the person of another.
the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. Can be reported if an unlawful entry of an unlocked structure has occured, a breaking and entering has taken place, or a burglary has been attempted
The unlawful taking or attempted taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property, from the possesion or constructive possesion of another
motor vehicle theft (UCR/NIBRS)
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. Trains, planes, boats, construction equipment, and most farm machinery is classified under larceny
A crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of information, such as Social security and driver's license numbers, to obtain credit, merchandise, and services in the name of th victim
any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, wih or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another
Part 2 Offenses
A UCR/NIBRS offense group used to report arrests for less serious offenses. Agencies are limited to reporting only arrest information for Part 2 offenses, with the exception of simple assault
Dark figure of crime
Crime that is not reported to police and that remains unknown to officials
a classification of crimes along a particular dimension, such as legal categories, offender motivation, victim behavior, or the characteristics of individual offenders
repeated harassing and threatening behavior by one individual against another, aspects of which may be planned or carried out in secret
the use of the internet, e-mail, and other electronic communication technologies to stalk another person
Motivation of hate-crime offenders, 2007
Race: 50.8%, Religion: 18.4%, Sexual Orientation 16.6%, Ethnicity: 13.2%
A violation of a criminal statue by a corporate entity or by its executives, employees, or agents acting onbehalf of and for the benefit of the corporation, partnership, or other form of business entity
Violation of the criminal law commited by a person of repectability and high social status in course of his or her occupation
the unlawful activities of the members of a highly organized, disciplined association engaged in supplying illegal goods or services, including gambling, prositution, loan-sharking, narcotices, and labor racketeering and other unlawful activities
unlawful activity undertaken and supported by organized criminal groups operating across national boundaries
any crme perpetrated through the use of computer technology . Also, any violation of a federal or state cybercrime statue