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.