National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
Implemented to improve the overall quality of crime data collected by law enforcement, NIBRS captures details on each single crime incident—as well as on separate offenses within the same incident—including information on victims, known offenders, relationships between victims and offenders, arrestees, and property involved in crimes. Unlike data reported through the UCR Program’s traditional Summary Reporting System (SRS)—an aggregate monthly tally of crimes—NIBRS goes much deeper because of its ability to provide circumstances and context for crimes like location, time of day, and whether the incident was cleared.
Is Your Agency Ready to Transition to NIBRS?
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is transitioning from the Summary Reporting System (SRS) to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) by January 1, 2021. The FBI’s transition to a NIBRS-only data collection will improve the nation's crime data through rich details and greater specificity of offenses. All of the SRS archival data will remain available, but the national program will only process NIBRS data from that date forward.
Switch to NIBRS - Now!
If your agency receives funding based on the publication of your crime data, you risk the possibility of losing this funding. Your agency should start the transition to NIBRS quickly to avoid gaps in your funding and statistics.
The Benefits of NIBRS (NIBRS is Superior to SRS)
When used to its full potential, NIBRS identifies, with precision, when and where crime takes place, what form it takes, and the characteristics of its victims and perpetrators. Armed with such information, law enforcement can better define the resources it needs to fight crime, as well as use those resources in the most efficient and effective manner. When compared to the Summary Reporting System (SRS), currently being phased out, NIBRS:
Provides greater specificity in reporting offenses
Collects more detailed information
Helps give context to specific crime problems
Provides greater analytic flexibility
For more than a decade, In-Synch RMS has been providing NIBRS compliant State and Federal reporting for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.
Let us help your agency make the transition to NIBRS reporting!
In-Synch Systems specializes in the development and deployment of Records Management Systems Technology for local, regional, and state law enforcement agencies. We create in-depth reporting and investigative tools that allow agencies to effectively solve crimes, increase public visibility, and reduce the time and cost associated with printing paper reports and storing documentation. In-Synch RMS is designed with mobility in mind and enables you to work in both fixed and mobile environments, with or without a network connection.
What Are You Waiting For?
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is transitioning from the Summary Reporting System (SRS) to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) by January 1, 2021.