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 record: An annual report compiled by the FBI called "Crime in the United States."
Why you'd want it: The report contains data about crimes nationwide, by state and by individual agencies. It also features information about arrests, clearance rates and law enforcement employee data.
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Where you get the record: From the FBI's website, www.fbi.gov. Click on the "UCR Crime Statistics" link under the "Be Crime Smart" menu.
How much it will cost: The information is free.