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Indicators for Crime Estimates Using NIBRS Data

NCJ Number
Marcus Berzofsky; Dan Liao; G. Lance Couzens; Erica L. Smith; Cindy Barnett-Ryan
Date Published
September 2022
10 pages

This publication, prepared jointly by BJS and the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, describes the crime indicators that will be estimated based on data from the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). 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 FBI's report on Crime in the United States.