Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) is a collective effort on the part of city, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies to present a nationwide view of crime. Agencies throughout the country participating in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program provide summarized reports on eight Part I offenses known to law enforcement and reports on persons arrested. They also provide information about law enforcement officers killed and assaulted and on hate crime.
The Odessa Police Department classifies and reports crime statistics according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR). Each month a report is prepared and submitted to the FBI, through the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS), that reports offenses recorded at the Odessa Police Department.
The FBI provides report forms, tally sheets, tally books, and self-addressed envelopes to these direct contributors (local agencies that do not have the benefit of a State program).
The FBI compiles, publishes, and distributes the data to participating agencies, State UCR Programs and others interested in the Nation's crime data.
Visit the FBI website on the for more Uniform Crime Reporting information.
For more information about Crimes in Texas, please visit the Texas DPS website Crime in Texas
The Odessa Police Department has teamed up with RAIDS OnLine (Regional Analysis & Information Data Sharing) to provide easy to read crime maps and analysis. RAIDS OnLine displays crime data to the public using Google Maps' well known, intuitive mapping interface. Crime type, street level address, address name, date and time for Part I crimes are displayed for the public.