Law enforcement agencies report crime data to state and federal agencies. For many years, Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Summary was the primary method of providing this information. This system organizes data into Part I and Part II crimes and only captures the most serious charge in an incident (i.e. robbery + homicide is recorded as a homicide).
In an effort to "provide more useful statistics to promote constructive discussion, measured planning, and informed policing," the FBI is retiring the UCR Summary system and moved to UCR National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NIBRS captures more detail and provides a comprehensive picture (i.e. robbery + homicide is recorded as robbery + homicide).
FCPS has reported both standards to state and federal agencies for years. Our website has featured UCR Summary data. As we continue to provide more transparent, accessible data to the community, this page will feature NIBRS data going forward.
UCR Part 1 Crime Statistics#
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Crime Statistics' Terms Defined#
The crime statistics listed above are the FBI index crimes which include:
Willful Homicide - The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Rape - Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
Robbery - The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated Assault - An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
Burglary - The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft (includes attempted forcible entry).
Larceny (Theft) - The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another (excludes embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, check fraud, etc.).
Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
Arson - Any willful or malicious burning or attempting to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.