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Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Curtis W. Lockwood

APUS

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for (CMRJ 501, 1002 Fall 12)

December 07, 2012

Telephone: 435-669-8991
E-mail: curtnonylockwood@aol.com
Instructor: Dr. Allan Conkey

Abstract
The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) are official information on crime in the United States, published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. UCR is a nationwide, cooperative statistical report. The report includes approximately 17,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies who voluntarily report information on crimes from their jurisdiction.

The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is an incident-based reporting system

allowing police agencies to collect information on each occurrence of crime. NIBRS

information comes from local, state and federal records A police department can develop a

reporting system to fit it's local needs.

Keywords: crime, statistics, data, law enforcement, indexes.

Table of Contents
Introduction and History 1
Groups which influenced UCR and NBIRS Development 1
The Parts of the UCR System 2
The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) 2
Combining UCR and the NIBRS 3
Providing UCR Data to the public 3
Conclusion 3
References5

Introduction and History
The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) are official information on crime in the United States... Groups which influenced UCR and NBIRS Development
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Sheriffs Association (NSA)
The Parts of the UCR System
The UCR Program currently consists of four parts...
The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
…. an incident-based reporting system allowing police agencies to collect information on each occurrence of crime. Combining UCR and the NIBRS
As with the UCR, participation in NIBRS is voluntary on the part of law enforcement agencies.
Providing UCR Data to the public
They deliver UCR data to the public in several ways
Conclusion
The FBI has made a concerted effort to establish a usable system to assist in sharing information

Introduction and History
The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) are official information on crime in the United States, published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. UCR is a nationwide, cooperative statistical report. The report includes approximately 17,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies who voluntarily report information on crimes from their jurisdiction. The International Association of Chiefs of Police developed the initial system in 1929. The system was then put into use by the FBI in 1930 as the Uniform Crime Report (UCR). The FBI used this system initially to get an idea about the amount of crime and how often crime happened in the U.S. The development of this crime information system was to indicate on a national level about the locations and types of crimes which was most often committed. Police agencies across the United States provide the data to the FBI, which then compiles the reports. (quick facts, 2012)

Groups which influenced UCR and NBIRS Development UCR program

The following associations serve as advisers for the UCR program:The Criminal Justice

Information Systems Committees of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

and the National Sheriffs Association (NSA). They also work to encourage the use of the UCR

program among police and sheriff's departments across the nation.

Additionally, in 1988, an advisory board called the Data Providers' Advisory Policy Board, was

developed in order to assist in development of the UCR system. This organization worked until

1993 when it then combined with the National Crime Information Center Advisory Policy Board.

Their purpose was to look at all...
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