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How does the NCVS differ from the Uniform Crime Reports done by the FBI?

The NCVS and UCR both offer important information on criminal victimization; however, the two programs were created to serve different purposes. The primary objective of the UCR is to provide a reliable set of criminal justice statistics for law enforcement administration, operation, and management. The NCVS was established to provide previously unavailable information about crime (including crime not reported to police), victims, and offenders. More information on the similarities and differences between  the NCVS and UCR can be found in  Nation's Two Crime Measures


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