Each Monday, The Eagle 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.
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The records: Crime statistics and reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Why youd want them: To learn more about crimes across the country, such as violent crimes, bank robberies and financial fraud.
Where you get them: www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats
How much the record will cost: The information is free.