“Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Crimes Scenario” Please respond to the following:
- The scenario depicted your first week as an intern in the law enforcement profession. In your first week, you were exposed to a cursory view of statistics in your new department. In addition, you had the opportunity to take a statement from a victim of a crime. Within this scenario, you were presented with a number of issues with which you might be concerned regarding the statistical information and the crime in general. Use the information from the scenario to answer the following questions:
- From the general statement taken from the victim of a crime, identify what crimes were committed in this offense. Determine which crimes are considered index offenses and how they are reported to the Uniform Crime Report, based on the hierarchy rule.
- Based upon the statistics that you observed in your conference with the Sergeant, give your opinion on whether or not the reporting of this crime is consistent with the statistical trends for the jurisdiction. Explain your answer.