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We collect crime statistics for North Carolina and report them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. These statistics give law enforcement and the public a snapshot in time of the rate of reported crime in their communities.
The SBI collects crime data through the North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program which is part of a nationwide effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The UCR program’s primary objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for law enforcement operations. UCR data also gives the state and nation information on fluctuations in the level of reported crimes. Criminologists, sociologists, legislators, municipal planners, the media, and others use the information for research and planning.
Since 1973, law enforcement agencies in North Carolina have voluntarily submitted data to the SBI on the crimes reported in their jurisdictions.
The UCR Program divides offenses into two classifications: Part 1 includes murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Part 1 offenses, excluding negligent manslaughter and arson, are used to calculate the Crime Index and Crime Rate.