FBI, This Week: 2018 NIBRS Crime Data Released
December 9, 2019
The latest FBI report provides detailed data on nearly 6.6 million crimes committed during 2018.
Mollie Halpern: The latest FBI report provides detailed data on nearly 6.6 million crimes committed during 2018.
The National Incident-Based Reporting System, known as NIBRS, reveals insight into the victims, offenders, and the relationships between them for reported crimes in 52 categories.
NIBRS data also provides details on arrests for those crimes.
Section Chief Scott Rago says more than 7,200 law enforcement agencies submitted the data to the FBI.
Scott Rago: Of the crimes reported, the majority were crimes against property at 59.5 percent, with 24.1 percent being crimes against persons.
Halpern: The way in which the country’s crime data is collected will change when the FBI moves from summary to NIBRS reporting.
Rago: The FBI encourages all law enforcement agencies to be prepared for the transition in January 2021. The FBI has been helping agencies with the transition through technical assistance and funding along the way.
Halpern: As the new national standard, NIBRS will help detect crime trends and patterns at an agency level.
Rago: NIBRS provides rich and specific information and data, which you can find through the interactive NIBRS map.
Halpern: The map and other information about NIBRS can be found on fbi.gov.
With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.