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Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) / National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)

In 1971, the Crime Commission was assigned the responsibility for the collection of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Law enforcement agencies in the state are statutorily required to submit monthly Uniform Crime Reports detailing the number of crimes reported or known to them and the number of arrests.  The law enforcement agencies required to submit reports include sheriffs’ departments, police departments, the State Patrol, two campus police departments, and the State Fire Marshal.  The crime statistics are forwarded to the FBI UCR Program for inclusion in national crime statistics and for use by state and local agencies and policy makers.

Law enforcement agencies may report data in one of two formats to the Crime Commission.   The first format is the traditional Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and the second format is the Nebraska Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).  The UCR format collects crime data on eight crimes: murder-manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.  Arrest data are collected on 28 categories of crime.  NIBRS collects crime data on 22 crime categories and 32 arrest categories.  As of 2009, 66 law enforcement agencies submitted data in the NIBRS format.  For publication purposes the NIBRS data is converted to UCR.

NIBRS Manuals

Arrest and Offense Data Information

Arrest Data Query

Offense Data Query

Offense Rates and Population Query
County Map of Arrest and Offense Rates
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Nebraska Crime Commission
Darrell Fisher, Executive Director
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94946
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4946
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