"Crime in the United States, 2004, a manifestation of this collaboration, offers an array of offense, arrest, and police employment data with national totals broken down by region, state, and agency. Narrative and tabular portions highlight national and regional trends identified in the reported figures for the year. Yet, the statistics included in this publication represent only a small percentage of the voluminous amount of information the Program captures and makes available to law enforcement and the public. This vast compilation of data serves a large and varied audience. In addition to law enforcement, the Programs data users include other members of the criminal justice community, governmental agencies, legislators, researchers, students, the media, corporate managers, and private citizens. The Programs data are essential for those seeking to understand the nature and extent of crime in the Nation, their region, their state, or their community. Local and state law enforcement agencies and the UCR Program staff collaborate daily to gather and provide reliable crime statistics. The resulting valuable data resource is used in a multitude of real-world applications. In a Nation where information sharing has become a priority as law enforcement works together to investigate crimes and prevent terrorist acts, the UCR Program remains an open book for all who wish to better understand crime in the United States.
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