Press Release: Law Enforcement Leaders Call for Modernizing Nationwide Crime Reporting Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2015

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Sarah Guy
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Law Enforcement Leaders Call for Modernizing Nationwide Crime Reporting Data

Alexandria, VA – The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in conjunction with the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), and the Major County Sheriffs’ Association (MCSA), today released a joint position paper in support of modernizing the nation’s crime reporting system.  To that end, the association’s expressed their strong support for the adoption of the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to replace the Summary Reporting System (SRS) within the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. 

Unlike the UCR Summary Reporting System, which was established over 95 years ago, NIBRS captures and provides information on a much wider array of crimes and better reflects the reality of modern crime.  In addition, NIBRS improves the ability for law enforcement agencies to better address their constituencies’ concerns regarding crime in their communities, allow agencies to allocate resources more effectively, and provide a more comprehensive view of crime in the United States.

The IACP, MCCA, NSA, and MCSA look forward to working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), and others to reach these goals and further improve the reporting and collection of crime statistics and other data such as use of force by, and against, police.

To view a copy of the joint position paper, visit:
http://www.theiacp.org/portals/0/documents/pdfs/CrimeReportingJointPositionIACP-MCC-NSA-MCSA082615.pdf.

About the International Association of Chiefs of Police
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