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Generating National Estimates of Crime Using NIBRS Data: Understanding the Transition

Event Dates
Event Duration
1.5 hrs.
On Demand

This webinar, hosted by BJS and FBI staff, discusses the work these agencies have done to establish methods for estimating reported crime based on data submitted to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The panelists discuss accomplishments to date; efforts to evaluate the quality and completeness of NIBRS data; implications of data quality and coverage for estimating crime at the national, state, and regional levels; and key indicators to be estimated through the new system.

Welcoming Remarks & Introductions
Alex Piquero, Director, BJS

National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Transition and Estimation Update
Edward L. Abraham, Unit Chief, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, FBI

The Transition to Incident-Based Crime Reporting through NIBRS
Erica L. Smith, Chief, Law Enforcement Incident-Based Statistics Unit, BJS

Q&A Session
Kevin M. Scott, Deputy Director, Statistical Operations, BJS

Date Created: January 4, 2023