Many, if not all, law enforcement leaders are aware that the FBI is retiring the Summary Reporting System (SRS) of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program soon. On January 1, 2021, the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) will be the crime data standard for the United States. This transition to NIBRS-only crime reporting will create exciting new local, regional, state, and national crime reporting and analysis opportunities that have not been possible under the SRS. This article summarizes funding available and suggests financing efficiencies to support law enforcement agencies' transition to NIBRS reporting.
Got NIBRS? Finding efficiencies and funding to support your agency's transition
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