Criminal Justice News

Thursday, May 15, 2014

National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X)

The Bureau of Justice Statistics is leveraging the FBI’s existing National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to implement the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X), a program designed to generate nationally representative incident-based data on crimes reported to law enforcement agencies. NCS-X will recruit a sample of 400 law enforcement agencies to supplement the existing NIBRS data by providing their incident data to their state or federal NIBRS data collection program. When data from the 400 agencies are combined with data from the more than 6,000 agencies that currently report NIBRS data to the FBI, NIBRS will be able to produce national estimates of crime that can be disaggregated by victim/offender characteristics, the circumstances of the event, victim-offender relationship, and other important elements of criminal events. For more information, visit http://www.bjs.gov/content/ncsx.cfm.

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