This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $526,813)
The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) is an effort to expand the FBIs National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) into a nationally representative system of incident-based crime statistics. BJS and the FBI are implementing NCS-X with the support of other Department of Justice agencies, including the Office for Victims of Crime. The goal of NCS-X is to enroll a sample of 400 scientifically selected law enforcement agencies to submit data to NIBRS; when these 400 new NIBRS-reporting agencies are combined with the more than 6,300 agencies that reported to NIBRS as of 2013, the nation will have a nationally representative system of incident-based crime statistics drawn from the operational data systems of local police departments. These incident-based data will draw upon the attributes and circumstances of criminal incidents and allow for more detailed and transparent descriptions of crime in communities.
The current mechanism by which local law enforcement (LE) agencies report data to the FBIs NIBRS, in general, is for local LE agencies to submit data to their state UCR reporting program, and then for the state UCR program to report those data to the FBI. While the FBI does accept NIBRS data directly from a small number of law enforcement agencies, the highly preferred route of reporting is through the state UCR program.
Funding from 2015 National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Implementation Assistance Program will help states to expand their current capacity to report incident-based crime data to the FBIs National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The plan to transition local agencies to NIBRS reporting requires enhancing the state pipeline in order to ensure that each states Uniform Crime Reporting program is capable of receiving and processing local incident-based crime data.
Funding will be used to support state-level planning, including establishing the requirements to develop a state-level NIBRS program. Funds will also support NIBRS training.
Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law. (CA/NCF)
Through a competitive peer review process, State of Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (WDCI) was awarded $531,280 to launch a comprehensive planning effort to enhance the states pipeline to ensure the states UCR program is capable of receiving and processing local incident-based crime data and has the ability to submit that information to the FBI using the current Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD) NIBRS submission format. The goal of the planning project funded under the initial NCS-X Phase 1 award was to analyze their states current processes, research options for implementing a NIBRS compliant state program, and develop the requirements for both the state agency and the local law enforcement agencies within Wyoming to transition to IBR reporting. The Wyoming DCI completed their Concept of Operations plan in May of 2017. That ConOps plan provided the state with the necessary steps and requirements to create a NIBRS compliant UCR program and the information necessary to transition one or more Wyoming NCS-X sampled agencies as required in the original solicitation. Based on the information determined during the ConOps planning, Wyoming DCI has determined they can transition immediately to NIBRS implementation by procuring the necessary hardware and software to stand up and effectively run an incident-based crime data repository at the state level. The current request is for a small amount of additional funding needed to obtain the necessary software and hardware required to stand up a NIBRS compliant repository.