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I was looking in a table in Crime in the United States, 2003, and didn't see a column to list my city's Crime Index. Why?

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In June 2004, the CJIS Advisory Policy Board (APB) approved discontinuing the use of the Crime Index in the UCR Program and its publications. The CJIS APB recommended that the FBI publish a violent crime total and a property crime total until a more viable index is developed. In recent years, the Crime Index has not been a true indicator of the degree of criminality of a locality. The Crime Index was calculated by adding the totals of seven Part I crimes. (The Modified Crime Index included arson.) Currently, larceny-thefts account for almost 60 percent of the total crimes reported. Consequently, the volume of larcenies overshadows more serious but less frequently committed crimes.

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