The Justice Research and Statistics Association's
Incident-Based Reporting Resource Center facilitates the use of state incident-based reporting (IBR) systems and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) by crime analysts, researchers, and other justice professionals. The reports and analyses featured on this website demonstrate how incident-based data can be analyzed to address a wide variety of criminal justice policy questions and support evidence-based decision making.
In 2012, BJS announced its NCS-X initiative , which is designed to increase participation in NIBRS so that it will have the coverage to generate statistically-sound national estimates of crime known to law enforcement agencies. Through NCS-X, BJS will provide funding and technical assistance to selected local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies and to state UCR programs to enable them to report NIBRS data.
IBRRC is supported by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
FBI Director James B. Comey Endorses NIBRS
FBI Director James B. Comey endorsed the use of NIBRS. In his address to National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Director Comey stated that he believes "NIBRS is the pathway to better data." Currently, 33 states are certified to report data via the NIBRS, and 16 of these states include agencies that report all of their crime statistics through the incident-based reports.
IACP Informational Brief on NCS-X
The International Association of Chiefs of Police has created a brief on NCS-X. It includes an overview of the program, a description of how NCS-X will impact agencies, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
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