The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) , in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS), is spearheading the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X), a program designed to generate nationally-representative incident-based data on crimes reported to law enforcement agencies. NCS-X will leverage the FBI’s existing National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) by recruiting a sample of 400 law enforcement agencies to supplement the existing NIBRS data by providing their incident data to their state (or the federal) NIBRS data collection program. When data from these 400 agencies are combined with data from the more than 6,600 agencies that currently report NIBRS data to the FBI, NIBRS will be able to produce national estimates of crime that can be disaggregated by victim-offender characteristics, the circumstances of the event, victim-offender relationship, and other important elements of criminal events. When completed, nationally representative NIBRS data will increase our nation’s ability to monitor, respond to, and prevent crime by allowing NIBRS to produce timely, detailed, and accurate national measures of crime incidents.
After its launch in 2012, a team of organizations that included the IJIS Institute was responsible for developing the implementation plans for NCS-X. This included coordinating efforts with local law enforcement, state reporting programs, and the software industry.
IJIS Institute is currently supporting the NCS-X program by identifying and engaging service providers, conducting assessments of agency landscapes, providing support and technical assistance to state and local agency efforts to accomplish the transition to incident-based reporting (IBR), and other outreach activities.
- Acquiring IBR Software and Model SOW
- State NIBRS Playbook (2017)
- NIBRS Data Elements Quick Guide (59 Data Elements and Associated Data Values)
- NIBRS Mandatory Data Elements
- Group A and Group B Offenses with Definitions
- NIBRS Offenses by Category with Mandatories (Offense Listings by Category (Crimes against Persons, Property, Society) and the mandatory data elements for each offense)