Public Health Data Inventory

Uniform Crime Reporting


In 1971, the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
was assigned the responsibility for the collection of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Law enforcement agencies in the state are statutorily required to submit monthly Uniform Crime Reports detailing the number of crimes reported or known to them and the number of arrests. The law enforcement agencies required to submit reports include sheriffs’ departments, police departments, the State Patrol, two campus police departments, and the State Fire Marshal.

Type of Data

The data are crime data for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

Law enforcement agencies may report data in one of two formats to the commission. The first format is the traditional Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and the second format is the Nebraska Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The UCR format collects crime data on eight crimes: murder-manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Arrest data are collected on 28 categories of crime. NIBRS collects crime data on 22 crime categories and 32 arrest categories. As of 2011, 71 law enforcement agencies submitted data in the NIBRS format. For publication purposes the NIBRS data is converted to UCR. The data are collected monthly.

Related Links and Reports

Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) / National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Home Page

Data Contact

Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2194

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