Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR)

Clearance of incident, status

Clearance refers to incidents where police have identified a suspect and have enough evidence to support the laying of an information. At this point, the incident may be either cleared by charge or cleared otherwise.

Incident refers to the occurrence of one (or more) criminal offence(s) during one single, distinct event, regardless of the number of victims. If there are multiple victims or multiple accused persons, the offences must occur at the same location and at the same time if they are to be included within the same incident. The incident count will normally be lower than the victim count due to incidents involving multiple victims.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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