FAI: success of the first year of the new crime reporting system |

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SPRINGFIELD – It has been a year since Illinois State Police were certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and converted to the new National Incident Reporting System (NIBRS) of the new Uniform Crime Reporting Program from Illinois.

The certification process took six months and involved 40 local law enforcement agencies. With more than 300 law enforcement agencies now converted to NIBRS, ISP officials are heralding success.

“Advancing the fight against violent crime through law enforcement is one of PSI’s core missions,” said Director Brendan F. Kelly. “We are committed to providing our personnel and law enforcement partners with the tools, technology and resources necessary to achieve this goal. The increased functionality of the Illinois NIBRS repository further enhances criminal investigations with critical data,”

The Illinois NIBRS captures details about each criminal incident, as well as separate offenses within the same incident, including information about victims, known offenders, victim-offender relationship, arrestees , property involved and weapons used in all violent crimes.

The system can track crime trends, crime rates, arrest trends and has interactive mapping capabilities to capture a total of 58 index crimes.

For more information about the NIBRS and the I-UCR program, visit isp.illinois.gov/CrimeReporting.

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