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The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) collects crime reports from more than 500 New York State police and sheriffs’ departments. DCJS compiles these reports as New York’s official crime statistics and submits them to the FBI under the National Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. UCR uses standard offense definitions to count crime in localities across America regardless of variations in crime laws from state to state. In New York State, law enforcement agencies use the UCR system to report their monthly crime totals to DCJS. The UCR reporting system collects information on seven crimes classified as Index offenses which are most commonly used to gauge overall crime volume. These include the violent crimes of murder/non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault; and the property crimes of burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. Police agencies may experience reporting problems that preclude accurate or complete reporting. The counts represent only crimes reported to the police but not total crimes that occurred.

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Data Provided By
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Source Link
http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/crimnet/ojsa/crimereporting/index.htm
Dataset Summary
Organization
Office of Justice Research and Performance
Time Period
January 1990 – Present
Posting Frequency
Annually
Data Frequency
Annually
Dataset Owner
Office of Justice Research and Performance
Contact Information
dcjsstats@dcjs.ny.gov
Coverage
Statewide with exceptions
Granularity
Police Department
Units
Crime Incident or Victim
Notes
Notes
Not all agencies have complete reporting as indicated by the ‘number of months reported’ column. Due to a system conversion in 2002, ‘number of months’ reported is not available for any years prior to 2002. Some agencies became obsolete or were newly formed during the reporting period covered. Agencies may also experience reporting problems that can account for unusual changes in counts over time. Agencies may not have entries for each year due to incomplete reporting, no incidences of index crimes for a particular year or they were not an active agency in that year.
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Police agencies may experience reporting problems that preclude accurate or complete reporting. The counts represent only crimes reported to the police but not total crimes that occurred.
Dataset Information
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Criminal Justice Services, Division of
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