National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
FY 2023 Law Enforcement Transition to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to Improve Hate Crime Reporting
Listen as Erica Smith, Unit Chief overseeing the Law Enforcement Incident-Based Statistics Unit, BJS and Edward Abraham, Unit Chief, Crime and Law Enforcement Statistics Unit, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, FBI discuss the significant improvements the transition to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) offers in this Justice Today podcast.
The National Crime Victimization Survey and National Incident-Based Reporting System: A complementary picture of crime in 2021
LEARCAT User Guide and Methodology
About The LEARCAT
The Law Enforcement Agency Reported Crime Analysis Tool (LEARCAT) dashboard enables you to examine crime information reported by participating law enforcement agencies to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). As of January 1, 2021, the FBI transitioned to NIBRS as the nation’s official law enforcement crime reporting standard. NIBRS collects details on crime incidents including the...
Beginning with the 2021 data year, estimates of crime known to law enforcement will be based solely on data provided to the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System, or NIBRS. In 2021, 67.9% of all crime-reporting law enforcement agencies were reporting to NIBRS, covering 65.7% of the U.S. population.
To calculate a national crime rate based on NIBRS data, BJS, in partnership with the FBI and...
As of January 1, 2021, the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) became the national standard for law enforcement crime data reporting in the United States. The transition to NIBRS represents a significant shift – and improvement – in how reported crime is measured and estimated by the federal government.
NIBRS captures detailed data about the characteristics of criminal incidents, including:
- a broad array of...