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, $400,000)
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.
Specifically, funds will be used to purchase a new repository, with NIBRS compatible RMS system. These funds allow Nebraska to update their reporting to be consistent with the most current NIBRS standards (recording human trafficking, animal cruelty, etc.), as well as the NE-specific IBR requirements, to ensure continuity with the elements collected in the existing system. Funds will also be used to provide training on the new RMS functionality for small agencies and for agencies that decide to migrate to NIBRS during this time.
Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law. (CA/NCF)
In 2015, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) sought applications for funding to support the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Implementation Assistance Program Phase I Support for State Programs. The purpose of the Phase I Implementation Assistance Program was to provide funding to states that would support (1) the implementation of a new state-level incident-based crime reporting program certified as capable of reporting data to the FBIs NIBRS, or (2) the expansion of an existing state-level crime reporting program currently certified to report data to the FBIs NIBRS so that the program may receive and process more incident-based crime data, or (3) state programs that are in the process of transitioning from a Summary Reporting System (SRS) to a system capable to receive state-specific incident-based crime data and report it in the NIBRS format to the FBI.
With this supplemental award, the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, with assistance from BJS and the NCS-X implementation team, will conduct readiness assessments for four NCS-X sample agencies located in Nebraska. In addition, with supplemental funding Nebraska will seek to improve the automation and workflow of submission of NIBRS data from local agencies to the state. Funding will be used to improve the states data flow and develop the capacity, at the state level, to receive from local agencies and submit to the FBI data that conforms to the newly developed national XML specifications.