Effective January 1, 2021, all law enforcement agencies (LEAs) are required to transition to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to report crime statistics. Previously, law enforcement agencies were encouraged to report crime statistics using the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) System, which was summary based. Summary based means that only the most serious crime(s) were reported under a single report number.
This means our agency will be reporting more offenses. Previously, our agency was only required to report on 8 crimes, which were broken down into 4 offense categories for Crimes Against Persons and 4 offense categories for Crimes Against Property. Through NIBRS, LEAs report data on each offense and arrest within 24 offense categories made up of 52 specific crimes. The 24 offense categories include Crimes Against Person, Crimes Against Property, and the newest category Crimes Against Society.
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