Uniform Crime Report Program

The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is a voluntary city, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement program that provides a nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistics by law enforcement agencies throughout the country. This Program collects offense information for murder and no negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.   These are Part I offenses and are serious crime by natural and/or volume.   The intent of this paper is using UCR to compare one crime on two cities.   The crime that will be used to compare is burglary; moreover, the two cities are Los Angles and Long Beach.  
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines burglary as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. To classify an offense as a burglary, the use of force to gain entry need to have occurred.   The Program has three sub-classifications for burglary: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used, and attempted forcible entry.   The UCR definition of structure includes, for example, apartment, barn, house trailer or houseboat when used as a permanent dwelling, office, railroad car (but not automobile), stable, and vessel (ship) (2005).   According to an overview on the crime of burglary in the nation that is made by the FBI, in 2005, law enforcement agencies reported an estimated 2,154,126 burglary offenses and it has increased 0.5% compare to last year. Burglary accounted for 21.1% of the estimated number of property crimes committed in 2005. The average dollar loss per burglary offense in 2005 was $1,725. Furthermore, of all burglary offenses, 65.8% were of residential structure; and 62.4% of residential burglaries occurred during the day, between 6a.m to 6 p.m.   In addition, among burglaries of nonresidential structures when time of occurrence was known, 58.0% occurred at night.
First, the two cities have major different in population.   This...