UCR Technical Specifications, User Manuals, and Data Tools
These technical specifications, user manuals, and data tools provide instructions to assist law enforcement agencies in submitting Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data either through state UCR programs or directly to the FBI. Explanations for documents relative to each data collection or initiative follow.
Captures detailed data for 52 offenses, plus 10 additional offenses for which only arrests are reported.
As the UCR Program transitions to a NIBRS-only data collection, changes have been implemented at the national level; however, not all have been adopted by state and local agencies at this time. Applicable specifications are identified below.
Collects aggregate counts of the number of occurrences of Part I offenses, as well as arrest data for both Part I offenses and Part II offenses in monthly summary reports. These documents are applicable through the retirement of the SRS.
- SRS User Manual (Version 1.0)
Describes how SRS offenses are to be classified, scored, and reported to the UCR Program.
SRS Technical Specification is available upon request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Captures detailed data for crimes motivated by bias against victims’ perceived race, ethnicity, or ancestry; gender or gender identity; religion; disability; and sexual orientation.
- Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual (Version 2.0)
Addresses policy, identifies the types of bias-motivated offense data collected by the UCR Program, offers training scenarios, and provides guidelines for reporting crime motivated by bias. Provides the most recent revisions to include guidance concerning bias crimes against the Arab, Hindu, and Sikh communities.
Hate Crime Technical Specification is available upon request via email to email@example.com.
Collects statistics on the criminal taking of cargo that is moving in commerce at all points. The objective is to capture the essence of the national cargo theft crime problem and its negative effect on the economy of the United States.
- Cargo Theft User Manual (Version 1.0)
Addresses policy and provides information regarding the types of offenses that constitute a cargo theft incident, how to identify a cargo theft, and guidelines for reporting cargo theft.
Cargo Theft Technical Specification is available upon request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.