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Publication True Crime Stories? Accounting for Differences in our National Crime Indicators

Michael R. Rand, Callie Marie Rennison, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics

March 1, 2002    

This article describes the distinct approaches to measuring crime used by the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and provides a strong justification for maintaining these two approaches to address very distinct policy needs.

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