Alternate Title: NIBRS, 2004
United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is a
part of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), administered by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The extract files version of
NIBRS was created to simplify working with NIBRS data. Data management
issues with NIBRS are significant, especially when two or more segment
levels are being merged. These issues require skills separate from
data analysis. NIBRS data as formatted by the FBI are stored in a
single file. These data are organized by various segment levels
(record types). There are six main segment levels: administrative,
offense, property, victim, offender, and arrestee. Each segment level
has a different length and layout. There are other segment levels that
occur with less frequency than the six main levels. Significant
computing resources are necessary to work with the data in its
single-file format. In addition, the user must be sophisticated in
working with data in complex file types. For these reasons and the
desire to facilitate the use of NIBRS data, ICPSR created the extract
files. The data are not a representative sample of crime in the United
National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Series
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United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation. National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2004: Extract Files. ICPSR04485-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-09-10. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04485.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04485.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
law enforcement agencies,
national crime statistics (USA),
Uniform Crime Reports,
Date of Collection:
Law enforcement agencies in the United States
participating in the National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Mode of Data Collection:
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Created online analysis version with question text.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2006-10-26
- 2009-09-10 Minor edits were made to the Codebook.
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