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Expanded Offense

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Definition

Expanded offense data are the details of the various offenses that the Uniform Crime Reporting Program collects beyond the count of how many crimes law enforcement agencies report. These details may include the type of weapon used in a crime, type or value of items stolen, and so forth. For example, expanded homicide data provide supplemental details about murders, such as the age, sex, race, and ethnicity of both the victim and the offender, the weapon used in the homicide, the circumstances surrounding the offense, and the relationship of the victim to the offender. In addition to these types of details, expanded data include trends (for example, 2-year comparisons) and crime rates per 100,000 inhabitants.

Data collection

Expanded offense data, including expanded homicide data, are details collected in addition to the reports of the number of crimes known. As a result, law enforcement agencies can report an offense without providing the supplemental information about that offense.

Expanded data by offense

Murder

Expanded Homicide Data Tables

  • Victim data: Expanded Homicide Data Tables 1 and 3 
  • Offender data: Expanded Homicide Data Tables 2 and 3 
  • Weapons: Expanded Homicide Data Tables 4, 5, 6, and Table 12 
  • Justifiable Homicide data: Expanded Homicide Data Tables 5 and 6 

Rape

Robbery

Aggravated assault

Burglary

  • Trends (2-year): Table 10 
  • Rates (per 100,000 inhabitants): Table 11 
  • Offense analysis (e.g., location type): Table 15 

Larceny-theft

  • Trends (2-year): Table 10 
  • Rates (per 100,000 inhabitants): Table 11 
  • Offense analysis (e.g., type and value): Table 15 

Motor vehicle theft

  • Trends (2-year): Table 10 
  • Rates (per 100,000 inhabitants): Table 11 
  • Offense analysis: Tables 15 and 16 

Arson