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Indiana Statewide NIBRS

In order to advance Indiana's participation in the FBI/NIBRS Program, the Indiana State Police has procured a statewide NIBRS program. This significant investment will take Indiana from being one of two states without a statewide UCR program to centralized submitting via a statewide NIBRS program in just a few years. The goal is 100% participation throughout the state by year 2020. Modeled after the NIBRS program in the State of Kentucky, Indiana NIBRS will:

  • Allow agencies to participate using a wizard-based form completed by their officers on a statewide portal, or by submission from their own NIBRS-compliant Records Management System.
  • Allow compliance with Indiana Code (I.C. 10-13-2-5) regarding submission and reporting of statewide crime statistics.
  • Provide a Central repository for real-time crime statistics. Each agency can retrieve their own data, or share data with other agencies.
  • Provide data analytics produced by Indiana's Management Performance Hub (MPH).

The statewide portal as well as the wizard based form is in development now. Initial testing will begin between September and October 2016. The NIBS interface design document is now available for download for any LEA or RMS vendor. Please contact us with any questions regarding the design of the document. The web portal is still in the development process and is anticipated to be done in mid-October.

Downloadable documents:

*** We are looking for Beta Testers! ***

Beta testing should take place in a few months with anticipated onboarding of agencies to begin soon after. We will continue to add agencies throughout 2017.

For further information about the Indiana NIBRS Program, or to sign up as a Beta Test Agency, contact NIBRS@isp.IN.gov.

National Incident-Based Reporting System

The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), implemented to improve the overall quality of crime data collected by law enforcement, 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 the crimes.

Unlike data reported through UCR’s traditional Summary Reporting System (an aggregate monthly tally of crimes) and published annually in Crime in the United States, NIBRS data goes much deeper because of its ability to provide circumstances and context for crimes. It includes all offenses within a single incident as well as additional aspects about each event, like location, time of day, relationship between victim and offender, and whether the incident was cleared. Ultimately, NIBRS will improve the detail and overall quality of crime data, which will help law enforcement and communities around the country use resources more strategically and effectively.

The vision for the NIBRS is to become the law enforcement community’s standard for quantifying crime, further supporting the mission of the FBI UCR Program, which is to provide national crime data management standards and services to inform, educate, and strengthen communities through Uniform Crime Reporting.

Please take a moment to view the video below for the history and future of NIBRS.

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