Crime Measurement Programs: History & Nature


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What is the name of the report the F.B.I. generates to measure crime?

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1. The information contained in the U.C.R. is derived from what two sources?

2. Under the National Incident Based Reporting System methodology, which of the following new types of information is NOT collected about crimes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The names of reports used to measure crime and the details found in these reports are among some of the quiz topics you'll need to know. Use this worksheet to help you study and identify other topics from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The name of the F.B.I. report used to measure crime
  • The sources of information used in the U.C.R.
  • The types of information collected by the National Incident Based Reporting System
  • The creation of the National Crime Victimization Survey
  • Criticisms of the National Crime Victimization Survey

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about crime statistics in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what type of information is targeted by the National Crime Victimization Survey
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what statistics are compiled in the F.B.I. crime report

Additional Learning

To learn more about these programs, review the accompanying lesson called Crime Measurement Programs: History & Nature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Relate information about the crime reports created by the F.B.I.
  • List the statistics contained in the F.B.I. crime report
  • Provide details about the new crime measurement methodology begun in 1988
  • Indicate the information addressed using this new methodology
  • Identify what the National Crime Victimization Survey is