Measuring Crime

THE IMPORTANCE OF MEASURING CRIME

THE DARK FIGURE OF CRIME

GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL EFFORTS

The Uniform Crime Reports

Problems with the UCR

The National Incident-Based Reporting System

The National Crime Victimization Survey

Problems with the NCVS

The UCR and the NCVS: Divergence, Convergence, and the Future

SELF-REPORT STUDIES

Problems with Self-Report Studies

The National Youth Survey Family Study

Monitoring the Future

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

SUMMARY