Few people expect to become the victim of a crime. Sadly, you or someone you know has been or will become a victim. Whether it is you, a family member, a close friend, neighbor, co-worker, or other acquaintance; it is much more likely to happen than many of us can imagine.
Per the FBI, crime clocks such of this one "...should be viewed with care. The most aggregate representation of UCR data, it conveys the annual reported crime experience by showing a relative frequency of occurrence of Part I offenses. It should not be taken to imply regularity in the commission of crime."
That should come as good news, but it does not. According to the Department of Justice "Criminal Victimization, 2014" report, only forty-six percent (46%) of violent crimes were reported to law enforcement (national average). A staggering sixty-six percent (66%) of rapes were unreported (to law enforcement) nationwide.
The following crimes are not reported on the FBIs Annual UCR. Many of them can be solved, and prevented, through forensic science and the forensic analysis of related evidence. Additional capacity and capability provided by the new Forensic Science Center will help solve and prevent many of these types of crimes. In several areas, such as DUI, drug offenses, etc., it will also help save lives.