Victimization SOURCES: FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics. Violent crime statistics shown above include robbery (except of businesses), rape and aggravated assault and exclude crimes against children younger than 12. Victimization data exclude incidents not reported to the police. Image:
The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, have figured prominently in
discussions of crime since at least the Nixon era, but their reliability has long been suspect. A major reason is substantial underreporting. For a
This article was originally published with the title Measuring Bad Behavior.