Uniform Crime Reporting [electronic resource] : National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2009 / United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011.
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- ICPSR ; 30770
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- The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is apart of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), administered by theFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In the late 1970s, the lawenforcement community called for a thorough evaluative study of theUCR with the objective of recommending an expanded and enhanced UCRprogram to meet law enforcement needs into the 21st century. The FBIfully concurred with the need for an updated program to meetcontemporary needs and provided its support, formulating acomprehensive redesign effort. Following a multiyear study, a"Blueprint for the Future of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program" wasdeveloped. Using the "Blueprint," and in consultation with local andstate law enforcement executives, the FBI formulated new guidelinesfor the Uniform Crime Reports. The National Incident-Based ReportingSystem (NIBRS) was implemented to meet these guidelines. NIBRS dataare archived at ICPSR as 13 separate data files per year, which may bemerged by using linkage variables. The data focus on a variety ofaspects of a crime incident. Part 4, Administrative Segment, offersdata on the incident itself (date and time). Each crime incident isdelineated by one administrative segment record. Also provided arePart 5, Offense Segment (offense type, location, weapon use, and biasmotivation), Part 6, Property Segment (type of property loss, propertydescription, property value, drug type and quantity), Part 7, VictimSegment (age, sex, race, ethnicity, and injuries), Part 8, OffenderSegment (age, sex, and race), and Part 9, Arrestee Segment (arrestdate, age, sex, race, and weapon use). The Batch Header Segment (Parts1-3) separates and identifies individual police agencies byOriginating Agency Identifier (ORI). Batch Header information, whichis contained on three records for each ORI, includes agency name,geographic location, and population of the area. Part 10, Group BArrest Report Segment, includes arrestee data for Group B crimes.Window Segments files (Parts 11-13) pertain to incidents for which thecomplete Group A Incident Report was not submitted to the FBI. Ingeneral, a Window Segment record will be generated if the incidentoccurred prior to January 1 of the previous year or if the incidentoccurred prior to when the agency started NIBRS reporting. As with theUCR, participation in NIBRS is voluntary on the part of lawenforcement agencies. The data are not a representative sample ofcrime in the United States. Cf.: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR30770.v1
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