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SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Statistical analysis of crime in the state

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to columbiamissourian.com/records.

The records: The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s report on crime statistics from 17,000 city, county and state law enforcement agencies voluntarily submitting information. Reports are organized annually, monthly or from a particular year to the present date.

Why you’d want them: The reports provide numbers on arrests, arson, domestic violence, homicides, etc., from any given month in any given year, dating to 2001.

Where you get the records: http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/SAC/data_and_statistics_ucr.html

Go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Web site (mshp.dps.missouri.gov). Below the logo, select "Uniform Crime Reporting" under the "Statistics/Media" tab.


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