Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program

The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of nearly 17,000 city, county, and state law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention.

In 2001 Missouri instituted mandatory UCR reporting on a statewide basis. Every law enforcement agency in the State has since been required to report crime data monthly to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP). MSHP creates and maintains computer files of the Missouri UCR data and supplies information not only to the FBI for use in national crime statistics, but also to local agencies and organizations.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Uniform Crime Reporting Section is responsible for reviewing and approving all data submitted to Missouri's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The MSHP's Information Systems Division submits Missouri's Uniform Crime Reporting data to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Section. Each year the FBI uses this data, along with data reported by other states, to publish "Crime in the United States".

UCPD submits statistical reports to MSHP monthly, which can be viewed by following this link.


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Effective January 1, 2021, all law enforcement agencies (LEAs) are required to transition to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to report crime statistics. Previously, law enforcement agencies were encouraged to report crime statistics using the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) System, which was summary based. Summary based means that only the most serious crime(s) were reported under a single report number The new UCR system is incident-based reporting, which means multiple crimes may be reported under a single report number, depending on the elements of the crime.

This means our agency will be reporting more offenses. Previously, our agency was only required to report on 8 crimes, which were broken down into 4 offense categories for Crimes Against Persons and 4 offense categories for Crimes Against Property. Through NIBRS, LEAs report data on each offense and arrest within 24 offense categories made up of 52 specific crimes. The 24 offense categories include Crimes Against Person, Crimes Against Property, and the newest category Crimes Against Society.

Below is a chart showing summary-based offenses vs. incident-based offenses:

Summary Based  Incident Based
  • Homicide 
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Larceny
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Sex Offense, Forcible
  • Robbery
  • Assault
  • Arson
  • Extortion/Blackmail
  • Burglary
  • Larceny/Theft
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Forgery/Counterfeiting
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Stolen Property
  • Vandalism
  • Drugs/Narcotic Violations
  • Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible
  • Pornography/Obscene Material
  • Gambling
  • Prostitution
  • Bribery
  • Weapon Law Violations
  • Human Trafficking
  • Animal Cruelty