4 LEAA Newsl. 1 (1974-1975)

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Panel Survey Data Shows

Crime From Victims' Viewpoints

   LEAA's  National  Crime  Panel survey  is providing reliable data for
the first time about crime  as seen by its victims, according to LEAA
Administrator  Donald   E. Santarelli.
   The  recently published  preliminary  results of the incidence  and
characteristics of crime in the nation's five largest cities is giving crim-
inal justice officials and interested lay experts a whole new  dimen-
ston in  our measuring   of  crime,  Mr.  Santarelli commented. It

complements   the data provided  by
  The UCR  is of great help in aiding
local and state law enforcement officials
in making tactical decisions, Mr. San-
tarelli noted, but it is neither a broad
enough nor a truly effective instrunent
in measuring crime.'
  The  clearer picture of metropolitan
crime presented by the National Crime
Panel study is permitting more suitable
responses on the part of law enforce-
ment  agencies. With  this data in
hand, Mr.  Santarelli stated, LEAA
can respond with a massive campaign
to bring the citizen closer to the crim-
inal justice system make it easier for
the citizen to report crime, to testify in
court, to participate in crime preven-
tion in all, to feel that he is a part of
the criminal justice system, that the sys-
tem is truly responsive to citizens.

                      Administrator Don

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the FBI's Uniform  Crime  Reports.

   The survey showed that 3.1 million
 crimes actually occurred in the five
 cities during 1972, when there was a
 reported total of only 1.2  million
       Unreported Crime High
  The  true amount of crime was gen-
erally two to three times higher than re-
ported crime in Chicago, Detroit. Los
Angeles, and New  York, and it is five
times higher in Philadelphia. The bulk
of the unreported crime was for petty
larceny. New York had the lowest inci
dence of serious crime per 1,000 persons
among  the five cities 36 incidents
while Detroit had 68; Philadelphia, 63;
Chicago, 56; and Los Angeles. 53.
        (continued on pagc 4)

aid E. Santarelli

     The White  House announced
  June  4 the resignation of LEAA
  Administrator Donald E. Santar-
  elli. Mr.  Santarelli, referring
  to recent news  interviews with
  him, said in a statement: I have
  determined that these misleading
  reports have  compromised  my
  ability to continue to serve cred-
  ibly and effectively as Adminis-
  trator of LEAA  and, therefore,
  have  submitted my  resignation
  to  the  President. President
  Nixon  accepted the resignation
  with  deep gratitude for your
  contributions to the conduct of
  our  law enforcement programs.
  As  you move on  to other chal-
  lenges, I take this opportunity to
  express my appreciation for the
  services you have rendered this
  Administration  and  our  Na-
  tion. Mr. Santarelli will remain
  at  LEAA   until a successor is

'Comsat' Proposed


  The  nation faces a significant new
challenge because of the prospective
heavy volume  of criminal justice in-
formation,   LEAA     Administrator
Donald E. Santarelli said in a speech at
the  Project SEARCH International
Symposium   on  Criminal Justice In-
formation and Statistics Systems, held
in San Francisco from April 30 through
May 3.
  We  know that ultimately, down the
line, the technology capable of handling
that kind of explosive expansion of in
formation traffic is going to be avail
able, and we would be remiss if we did
not use it, he noted. It is therefore
encumbent  on LEAA   now to identify
        (continued on pagce 5)

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