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Hamilton County Indiana Automated NIBRS Data Reporting Improvement Project

Award Information

Award #
2018-FU-CX-K028
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$301,400

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $301,400)

The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) is an effort to expand the FBI’s 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 6,600 agencies that currently report to NIBRS, 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 FBI’s 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. The FY2018 solicitation furthers the goals of the NCS-X initiative by providing funding to the remaining states and local agencies in the NCS-X sample in order to assist them transition to NIBRS reporting.

The Hamilton County (IN) Sheriff’s Office is part of an RMS consortium with seven (7) other law enforcement agencies in the county. The agency proposes to upgrade and reconfigure their RMS software with support from their existing RMS vendor and to contract with an additional third party management company to oversee the project and coordinate with the other RMS consortium agencies.
(CA/NCF)

Date Created: September 20, 2018