Shifting the Crime Reporting Paradigm – Lessons Learned from the FBI’s Transition to NIBRS


Drema Fouch, Management and Program Analyst, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, FBIKimberly Martin, BJS Statistician

This webinar hosted by BJS and FBI staff discusses their work to establish methods for estimating reported crime based on data submitted to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The panel of experts also discuss accomplishments to date, efforts to evaluate NIBRS data, implications of data quality and coverage for estimating crime at the state and national levels, and key indicators to be estimated through the new system.



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