Understanding crime incidence statistics: why the UCR diverges from the NCS
This volume examines closely the differences in measurement systems with regard to crime incidence. Two independent national measures of crime incidence, the UCR (The Uniform Crime Reports) and the NCS (National Crime Survey), are compared; as well, their controversy among various fields of study requiring crime incidence statistics is discussed.
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Describing the Uniform Crime Reports and
Why the NCS and the UCR Crime Index Appear
The Importance of Nonuniformities in Measurement
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Understanding Crime Incidence Statistics: Why the UCR Diverges From the NCS
Albert D. Biderman,James P. Lynch
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