Iowa Uniform Crime Report, 2009

(2009) Iowa Uniform Crime Report, 2009. Public Safety, Department of

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Abstract

The National Uniform Crime Reporting System began with 400 cities representing 20 million inhabitants in 43 states on January 1st, 1930. Since the establishment of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, the volume, diversity, and complexity of crime steadily increased while the UCR program remained virtually unchanged. Recognizing the increasing need for more in-depth statistical information and the need to improve the methodology used for compiling, analyzing, auditing, and publishing the collected data, an extensive study of the Uniform Crime reports was undertaken. The objective of this study was to meet law enforcement needs into the 21st century. The result of the study was NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System). Adoption of the NIBRS system took place in the mid 1980’s and Iowa began organizational efforts to implement the system. Conversion to IBR (Incident Based Iowa Uniform Crime Reporting) was completed January 1, 1991, as part of a national effort to implement incident based crime reporting, coordinated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice. Iowa was the fifth state in the nation to be accepted as a certified “reporting state” of incident based crime data to the national system.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Traffic Safety, Traffic Regulations, Public Safety, Crime Reports
Subjects: Law enforcement and courts > Crime > Crime statistics
Public Safety and consumer protection > Public safety
Public Safety and consumer protection
Law enforcement and courts > Crime
ID Code: 10098
Deposited By: Tom Keyser
Deposited On: 21 Dec 2010 22:09
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2010 22:09
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/10098

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