The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.
This report was created to serve as a tool to create awareness of crime in the community. Because of data-flow and coding issues, the data is in no way intended as a representation of official crime statistics and is inappropriate for use in litigation or any other legal or court proceedings. Users interested in official crime statistics for legal purposes should submit a written Open Records Request by contacting the Records Division at 1050 W. Commerce, Brownwood, Texas, 76801.