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Confirmed & Proposed Changes
to UCR Data Collection
ASUCRP Conference
May 20, 2014
Amy C. Blasher
Crime Statistics Management Unit (CSMU) Chief
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division
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National Incident-Based Reporting System
(NIBRS) Publication
• FBI, Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
released the first NIBRS Publication in August
2013.
• Second NIBRS Publication released in
December 2013.
• Yearly publication
• Expands UCR crime data from a summary of
eight crime categories to specific incidentlevel date from 23 offense categories.
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Rape & Human Trafficking
• In January 2013 the FBI began collecting Rape,
according to the new definition, and Human
Trafficking data.
• Both will be published in the 2013 Crime in
the United States.
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Hate Crime Expansion
• The Advisory Policy Board (APB) recommended and
the Director has approved expansion of Hate Crime
Biases.
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Catholic
Protestant
Mormon
Jehovah’s Witness
Orthodox
Other Christian
Jewish
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Islamic (Muslim)
Buddhist
Hindu
Sikh
Other Religions
Multiple Religions-Group
Atheism/Agnosticism
• Collection to begin January 2015 and published
2016.
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Cyber Crime
• UCR Program currently seeking approval,
through the CJIS APB, to add a cyberspace
location code to the NIBRS.
• Computer invasion/hacking and identity theft
were approved by APB in the Spring of 2013.
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Animal Cruelty
• Proposed by the National Sheriffs’ Association
and the Animal Welfare Institute.
• The UCR Program is currently seeking
approval, through the CJIS APB, to add animal
cruelty to the NIBRS as a separate offense.
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Domestic Violence
• The UCR Program is conducting research to
add a category and definition for domestic
violence to Summary and NIBRS data
collections.
• Currently going through the Advisory Process
for comments and recommendations.
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UCR Program Dashboard
Two Objectives
1) Re-evaluate the certification standards.
2) Create a tool to measure effectiveness.
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UCR Program Dashboard
UCR Subcommittee Motion:
To concur with the direction the FBI UCR
Program is moving and acknowledge this by
voting to support the:
• Evaluation and possible adjustment of the
UCR Program Certification standards, and
• Develop a task force of domain UCR Managers
to work with the FBI in further development
of dashboard attributes.
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Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted
(LEOKA) Assault Data
• In 1997, the LEOKA Program began the
collection of detailed incident data for line-ofduty assaults on officers who were injured
with a firearm, knife, or other cutting
instrument.
• Assault data will be published in the 2013
annual LEOKA publication.
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Amy C. Blasher
CSMU Chief
Federal Bureau of Investigation
CJIS Division
<[email protected]>
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