What are the FBI's UCR/NIBRS Programs, including its purposes, history, and what does it tells us about crime in the United States today?

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The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports publish and archive the collected, reliable statistics on crime in the nation. The FBI took over the task in 1930 from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, which began the statistical collections in 1929. The National Incident-Based Reporting System, which is separate and distinct form the UCR, gives individual, single crime incident statistics. A national UCR conference in March 1988 approved the beginning of the NIBRS.


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