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The Nation’s Move to NIBRS: Formulating the Future of Crime Data in Policing – Workshop Proceedings

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June 2021
30 pages

This report was produced by RTI International and the Police Executive Research Forum for the Bureau of Justice Statistics under award number 2017-BJ-CX-K054. It is a summary of proceedings from a one-day BJS sponsored workshop held in December 2019 in Washington, D.C. The goal of the workshop was to gather input from stakeholders, including police practitioners, researchers, and crime and data analysts on ways to leverage incident-based data for enhanced tactical and strategic analysis and to improve policing practice and build community trust as a result of the nationwide transition to NIBRS. The report provides a summary of the workshop’s key themes, a compilation of innovative analytic approaches identified by the workshop participants, and activities that could promote and accelerate the use of NIBRS data and is intended to help law enforcement practitioners, police executives, and researchers.

Date Published: June 22, 2021