PA Uniform Crime Reporting System
Measuring Trends to Better Serve You
The Pennsylvania State Police
gives the public instant access to its online PA Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) System
. UCR data is used by police departments and municipal officials to measure trends as a means of adjusting crime-fighting efforts and resources. It has been recognized as an effective planning tool.
Police departments now enter their information directly over the internet. This program makes this information not only more complete and accurate, but it may also encourage departments who did not participate in the past to begin filing crime statistics. The online statistics through this application are available as soon as the information is entered.
Citizens can go to the website and view the latest information. The systems allows visitors to create their own queries and reports, and to access specific crime information by department, municipality, county, or statewide.
For additional information concerning the PA Uniform Crime Reporting System, please contact the Upper Merion Township Police Department