AGENCY: Department of Public Safety (Utah). Bureau of Criminal Identification
TITLE: National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) database
DESCRIPTION: This system tracks crime statistics from local law enforcement agencies and then compiles them for use by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It is intended to replace the paper-based Uniform Crime Report (series 83906) system. As of 1997, only 44 of the 130 local law enforcement agencies in Utah have the technology to use NIBRS. This system enhances statistical reporting and gives much more detail about crimes than does the Uniform Crime Report. Information is submitted monthly by local police, and then compiled into quarterly and annual reports by the Bureau of Criminal Identification. Statistics include information regarding the offense, victim, offender, arrestee, and property involved. Data elements specific to Utah (not shared with the FBI) include the tools used, security, suspect's method of operation, and arrestee occupation.
May Transfer to Archives.
RETENTION AND DISPOSITION AUTHORIZATION
Retention and disposition for this series is proposed and has not yet been approved.
Computer data files: Retain in Office permanently.
Computer data files backup: Retain in Office for 3 years and then delete.
This disposition is based on the research value this information has for those interested in crime trends.
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