East Point Police Department participates in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting
(UCR) Program. The UCR program has been in existence since 1930. The UCR Program is
comprised of more than 17,000 participates from local, county, state, tribal,
and federal law enforcement agencies.
The UCR program provides law enforcement agencies with the
necessary data to plan, formulate budgets, allocate resources, and assess
police operations in an effort to address various crime problems. In addition
to law enforcement agencies, the statistics gathered from the UCR Program are used by other public
and private sectors. Legislators use the data to draft bills to address crime,
whereas businesses use the information to determine how crime impacts the
geographical areas of their establishment.
As a note of caution, the FBI warns
against using UCR data to rank and evaluate any given jurisdiction or the
effectiveness of a jurisdiction's law enforcement agency. Crime is influenced by factors ranging from
population density, economic conditions, the policies of other components of
the criminal justice system, the attitudes of citizens concerning crime,
and many other factors.
To learn more
about the UCR Program, visit https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr.
To view the current or previous East Point Police Department Part 1 FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics, choose a link below.
2016 Monthly UCR Statistics 2015 Monthly UCR Statistics
2014 Monthly UCR Statistics