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National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Series

Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation

The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) series is a component part of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), a nationwide view of crime administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), based on the submission of crime information by participating law enforcement agencies. The NIBRS was implemented to meet the new guidelines formulated for the UCR to provide new ways of looking at crime for the 21st century. NIBRS is an expanded and enhanced UCR Program, designed to capture incident-level data and data focused on various aspects of a crime incident. The NIBRS was aimed at offering law enforcement and the academic community more comprehensive data than ever before available for management, training, planning, research, and other uses. NIBRS collects data on each single incident and arrest within 22 offense categories made up of 46 specific crimes called Group A offenses. In addition, there are 11 Group B offense categories for which only arrest data are reported. NIBRS data on different aspects of crime incidents such as offenses, victims, offenders, arrestees, etc., can be examined as different units of analysis. The data are archived at ICPSR as 13 separate data files, which may be merged by using linkage variables.

NACJD has prepared a resource guide on NIBRS.

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2015
Bierie, David M. Assault of police. Crime and Delinquency.
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2015
Blumenstein, Lindsey,  Jasinski, Jana L. Intimate partner assault and structural-level correlates of crime: Exploring the relationship between contextual factors and intimate partner violence. Criminal Justice Studies. 28, (2), 186-210.
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2015
Culp, Richard F.,  Kopp, Phillip M.,  McCoy, Candace . Is Burglary a Crime of Violence? An Analysis of National Data 1998-2007. Final Technical Report. NCJ 248651, .
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2015
Harris, Casey T.,  Gruenewald, Jeff,  Painter-Davis, Noah . Hispanic immigration and Black violence at the macro-level: Examining the conditioning effect of victim race/ethnicity. Sociological Forum. 30, (1), 62-82.
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2015
Ladner, Justin . Cloudy with a Chance of Crime: How Temperature Expectations and Forecast Errors Affect Criminal Activity. University of Michigan, .
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2015
Schwartz, Jennifer,  Conover-Williams, Meredith,  Clemons, Katie . Thirty years of sex stratification in violent crime partnerships and groups. Feminist Criminology. 10, (1), 60-91.
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2015
Vaughn, Tyler J.,  Pollock, Jocelyn,  Vandiver, Donna M. Sex differences in arrest for juvenile assaults. Violence and Gender.
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2015
Wagner, David T.,  Barnes, Christopher M.,  Guarana, Cristiano . Law and Error: Daylight Saving Time and Police Harassment. .
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2015
Walfield, Scott M. When a cleared rape is not cleared: A multilevel study of arrest and exceptional clearance. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
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