Uniform Crime Reports
of offenses per 100,000 people in the U.S. population” (Schmalleger, F., 2009, p. 39).
The eight major offense categories reported on in the UCR are murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The crime of murder is the first statistic reported in the UCR and should not be confused with homicide. Murder is, “…an unlawful homicide” and homicide is, “…the willful killing of one human being by another” (Schmalleger, F., 2009, p. 54). Classifications
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