Research Reports / Tackling UCR’s missing data problem: A multiple imputation approach
Tackling the Problem of Missing Data in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program
The Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) is an FBI initiative to collect crime and arrest statistics from law enforcement agencies across the country. However, reporting to the UCR is voluntary and many agencies do not participate, leaving the data looking like swiss cheese. If you want to know the crime and arrest rates in your county, you’re likely to find an incomplete picture.
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