Links to Related Sites and ReferencesAnnotated Bibliography
The Association of State Uniform Crime Reporting Programs (ASUCRP)
ASUCRP represents state participants in the National Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The Association's goal is to improve the collection, use, and utility of crime data as reported through UCR/NIBRS, and all state and local crime reporting programs. ASUCRP regularly surveys its members. To see the results of these surveys, please visit the NIBRS News section of their Web site.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
BJS is the United States' primary source for criminal justice statistics. BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. Annually, BJS publishes a document that presents findings of major BJS statistical series, describes BJS data collection programs, and summarizes programs to help states and localities to develop automated information systems.
BJS staff coordinate with other Department of Justice statistical programs, such as the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting program and National Incident-Based Reporting System. BJS has published several reports related to the implementation and use of NIBRS. In addition, BJS staff have developed a series of standardized incident-based tables to assist in the development and presentation of incident-based crime data
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI serves as the national clearinghouse for statistical information on crime. Since 1930, the FBI has been responsible for the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, a voluntary national data collection effort in which state and local law enforcement agencies report crimes to the federal government. Through the UCR program, the FBI has collected and compiled data to use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management, as well as to indicate fluctuations in the level of crime in America.
In 1985, after many years of study and input by a variety of consultants and organizations, the FBI proposed that the UCR program be enhanced by reporting offenses and arrests by means of an incident-based system. The FBI is responsible for managing NIBRS, the National Incident-Based Reporting System.
The National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR)
NCOVR provides an online Data Center which allows users to browse, query and search NIBRS data. The Center, funded by the National Institute for Justice, provides free access with an account. Other available data sets include Census, Supplemental Homicide, CDC, NCVS, and UCR data.
NCOVR Data Center Site From the main page, click on 'Direct Access to NCOVR Data Cubes'.
State IBR Reports and Information