LAWFUEL – The US Legal Newswire – September 24, 2007, at 9 a.m. EST
The FBI will post the online publication Crime in the United States on its website http://www.fbi.gov on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 9 a.m. EST. The web-only publication is an annual report compiled by the FBI. It is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of more than 17,000 city, county, and state law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes that were brought to their attention. Monday’s report will contain comprehensive data on the scope and volume of crimes that occurred in the U.S. in 2006.
There will not be any advance/embargoed copies of the report available. The report follows the release of two FBI preliminary reports on 2006 crime statistics. The first, issued on December 18, 2006, focused on the first six months of 2006. The second preliminary report, issued on June 4, 2007, examined the full calendar year of 2006, but contained only data from cities with populations of one million or more.
Since 1930, the FBI has administered the UCR program. The program’s primary objective is to generate reliable information for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management. Over the years, its data has become one of the country’s leading social indicators. Criminologists, sociologists, legislators, municipal planners, the media, and other students of criminal justice use the statistics for research and planning purposes.