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Uniform Crime Reporting: National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2010

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
arrests; crime; crime rates; crime reporting; law enforcement agencies; national crime statistics (USA); offenders; offenses; property crime; Uniform Crime Reports; victims; violent crime
  • Abstract

    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). In the late 1970s, the law enforcement community called for a thorough evaluative study of the UCR with the objective of recommending an expanded and enhanced UCR program to meet law enforcement needs into the 21st century. The FBI fully concurred with the need for an updated program to meet contemporary needs and provided its support, formulating a comprehensive redesign effort. Following a multiyear study, a "Blueprint for the Future of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program" was developed. Using the "Blueprint," and in consultation with local and state law enforcement executives, the FBI formulated new guidelines for the Uniform Crime Reports. The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) was implemented to meet these guidelines. NIBRS data are archived at ICPSR as 13 separate data files per year, which may be merged by using linkage variables. The data focus on a variety of aspects of a crime incident. Part 4, Administrative Segment, offers data on the incident itself (date and time). Each crime incident is delineated by one administrative segment record. Also provided are Part 5, Offense Segment (offense type, location, weapon use, and bias motivation), Part 6, Property Segment (type of property loss, property description, property value, drug type and quantity), Part 7, Victim Segment (age, sex, race, ethnicity, and injuries), Part 8, Offender Segment (age, sex, and race), and Part 9, Arrestee Segment (arrest date, age, sex, race, and weapon use). The Batch Header Segment (Parts 1-3) separates and identifies individual police agencies by Originating Agency Identifier (ORI). Batch Header information, which is contained on three records for each ORI, includes agency name, geographic location, and population of the area. Part 10, Group B Arrest Report Segment, includes arrestee data for Group B crimes. Window Segments files (Parts 11-13) pertain to incidents for which the complete Group A Incident Report was not submitted to the FBI. In general, a Window Segment record will be generated if the incident occurred prior to January 1 of the previous year or if the incident occurred prior to when the agency started NIBRS reporting. As with the UCR, participation in NIBRS is voluntary on the part of law enforcement agencies. The data are not a representative sample of crime in the United States.
  • Methods

    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: Performed consistency checks.; Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Batch Header Segment 1
    • DS2: Batch Header Segment 2
    • DS3: Batch Header Segment 3
    • DS4: Administrative Segment
    • DS5: Offense Segment
    • DS6: Property Segment
    • DS7: Victim Segment
    • DS8: Offender Segment
    • DS9: Arrestee Segment
    • DS10: Group B Arrest Report Segment
    • DS11: Window Exceptionally Cleared Segment
    • DS12: Window Recovered Property Segment
    • DS13: Window Arrestee Segment
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2010
  • Collection date: 2010
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Law enforcement agencies in the United States participating in the National Incident-Based Reporting System. Smallest Geographic Unit: city
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 33530 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation (2012): Uniform Crime Reporting: National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2010. Version 1. National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.