(Solicitation) The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division established and
maintains the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). To generate detailed
national estimates of crime known to law enforcement (LE) using N…
The FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division established and maintains the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). To generate detailed national estimates of crime known to law enforcement (LE) using NIBRS data, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the FBI are supporting the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative. To produce statistically sound national estimates of crime, the NCS-X program will support the transition to NIBRS reporting of a scientifically selected sample of 400 LE agencies nationwide. Through this solicitation, BJS seeks proposals to enable up to 173 local LE agencies in the NCS-X sampleagencies that are currently not reporting incident-based data to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Programto report incident-based crime data to the FBI's NIBRS, either through their state UCR Program or directly to the FBI. BJS funding decisions under this solicitation will be made in coordination with, and with the concurrence of, the FBI's CJIS Division.
The FBI has formally announced its intention to establish NIBRS as the UCR crime data
reporting standard for the nation, with a complementary plan to retire the Summary
Reporting System of the UCR Program. The deadline for the NIBRS transition is January
1, 2021. Local agencies typically contribute data to NIBRS through their "state
pipeline." Agencies report their state-specific incident-based crime data to the
NIBRS-certified UCR Program in their respective state, and the state agency then sends
data from all of the state's contributing agencies to the FBI. The FBI and BJS
advocate using the state pipeline for crime data reporting. For those instances in
which a state is not able to receive incident-based data from local LE agencies, the
FBI is willing to receive the incident-based data directly from a local agency until
the state pipeline is in place. However, agencies are strongly encouraged to report
directly to their state UCR Program whenever possible. The plan to transition local
agencies to incident-based reporting (IBR) requires that local LE agencies work
closely with the state UCR Program to ensure submitted data meet the requirements of
the state program.
All registrations and applications are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on June 28, 2018.