For Immediate Release
September 21, 2007
FBI National Press Office
FBI to Release 2006 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Statistics on Monday September
24, 2007, at 9 a.m. EST
The FBI will post the online publication Crime in the United States on
its website http://www.fbi.gov on Monday,
September 24, 2007 at 9 a.m. EST. The web-only publication is an annual report
compiled by the FBI. It is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of
more than 17,000 city, county, and state law enforcement agencies voluntarily
reporting data on crimes that were brought to their attention. Monday’s
report will contain comprehensive data on the scope and volume of crimes that
occurred in the U.S. in 2006.
There will not be any advance/embargoed copies of the report available. The
report follows the release of two FBI preliminary reports on 2006 crime statistics.
The first, issued on December 18, 2006, focused on the first six months of
2006. The second preliminary report, issued on June 4, 2007, examined the full
calendar year of 2006, but contained only data from cities with populations
of one million or more.
Since 1930, the FBI has administered the UCR program. The program’s
primary objective is to generate reliable information for use in law enforcement
administration, operation, and management. Over the years, its data has become
one of the country’s leading social indicators. Criminologists, sociologists,
legislators, municipal planners, the media, and other students of criminal
justice use the statistics for research and planning purposes.
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