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BJS Releases Indicators for Crime Estimates Using NIBRS Data

      WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division today released Indicators for Crime Estimates Using NIBRS Data.

      This publication, prepared jointly by BJS and FBI-CJIS, describes the crime indicators that will be estimated based on data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System of the FBI. NIBRS offers a robust set of characteristics about crime incidents reported to police, recording up to 58 data elements for each incident. The broad scope of information collected in NIBRS will greatly improve the nation’s understanding of crime and public safety. This publication details which indicators will be included for estimation and the rationale for their inclusion in the report on Crime in the United States.

      TITLE:  Indicators for Crime Estimates Using NIBRS Data (NCJ 305121)

      WHERE: bjs.ojp.gov

      The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero is the director.

      The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division is a high-tech hub in the hills of West Virginia that provides a range of state of-the-art tools and services to law enforcement, national security and intelligence community partners, and the general public.  For more information on FBI-CJIS, visit https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis.


OFFICE:  bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]

Date Published: September 6, 2022