The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) established the Law Enforcement Agency Reported Crime Analysis Tool (LEARCAT) to provide access to incident-based data on crimes recorded by law enforcement. LEARCAT uses data from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), as well as contextual information from other federal data sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau.
LEARCAT enables users to—
- examine NIBRS data at multiple levels of geography, including the state, county, and agency levels
- produce custom views of the NIBRS data that provide information on various attributes of crime
- produce custom data sets for analysis
- generate univariate statistics and perform basic cross-tabulation analyses, among other functions.
LEARCAT contains NIBRS data from 2016 to 2021. BJS will enhance or expand data within the tool, based on the availability of data and resources.