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Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [electronic resource]: Arson, 2014

United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Computer Resource; Online
Published
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2016
Edition
2016-03-24
Series
ICPSR
Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series
ICPSR (Series)
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AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to the general public.
Abstract
Since 1930, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has compiled the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) to serve as periodic nationwide assessments of reported crimes not available elsewhere in the criminal justice system. Seven main classifications of crime were chosen to gauge fluctuations in the overall volume and rate of crime. These seven classifications that eventually became known as the Crime Index included the violent crimes of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, and the property crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. By congressional mandate, arson was added as the eighth Index offense in 1979. Arson is defined as any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. The arson data files include monthly data on the number of arson offenses reported and the number of offenses cleared by arrest or other means. The counts include all reports of arson received from victims, officers who discovered infractions, or other sources.Cf: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36396.v1
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Mode of access: Intranet.
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Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2016-03-25.
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ICPSR 36396
ICPSR (Series) 36396
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