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Establishing New Methods for Estimating Crime in the U.S.—The Transition to Incident-Based Crime Reporting through NIBRS

Cindy Barnett-Ryan, Data Scientist, FBI; Marcus Berzofsky, Senior Statistician, RTI International

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




Date Published: February 17, 2022