The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division, is seeking applications for funding to support the efforts of selected local law enforcement agencies (LEA) to report incident-based crime data to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Under this solicitation, funding will be provided to support the transition to incident-based reporting (IBR) among LEAs selected for participation in the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) that currently do not report IBR data to their state Uniform Crime Reporting Program or the FBI’s NIBRS. The NCS-X Initiative will support a scientifically selected sample of 400 LEAs in reporting incident-based crime data to NIBRS to produce statistically sound, detailed national estimates of crime known to law enforcement.
The solicitation provides further details about the program. Applications are due by December 27.