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Publication Crime and Victimization in the Three Largest Metropolitan Areas, 1980-98

Janet L. Lauritsen, Robin J. Schaum

February 1, 2005    NCJ 208075

Examines burglary, robbery, and aggravated assault in the metropolitan areas of New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles to assess changes in reporting to the police over time. Compares crime estimates for those crimes and areas from National Crime Victimization Survey, a household survey that records reported and unreported crimes, and the Uniform Crime Reports, submitted to the FBI from local law enforcement agencies based on citizen reports.

This web only document was prepared by Janet L. Lauritsen, Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis, (BJS Visiting Fellow) and Robin J. Schaum, University of Missouri-St. Louis, under cooperative agreement 2002-BJ-CX-0002. Findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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