FBI and the Bureau of Justice Statistics have invested $24.2 million in grants to U.S. law enforcement agencies through a program that seeks to support the national crime reporting infrastructure.
BJS said Tuesday the grants under the National Crime Statistics Exchange program include $18.7 million for the transition of 16 local law enforcement agencies to their respective states’ crime reporting systems to support data sharing with FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Uniform Crime Reporting programs in seven states will receive $5.5 million in effort to bolster the states’ capacity for incident-based crime data collection from police agencies.
Jeri Mulrow, BJS acting director, said FBI’s criminal justice information services division is also a partner in the grant-making initiative.
The transition process to NIBRS include the following local law enforcement agencies:
- Boston Police Department
- City of Albuquerque
- City of Charlotte
- City of Long Beach
- City of Mesa
- City of Omaha
- City of Philadelphia
- City of Phoenix
- City of Portland
- City of San Antonio
- City of San Diego
- Los Angeles County Sheriff
- Los Angeles Police Department
- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
- New York State Police
- Prince George’s County
The recipients of the grants for state UCR programs are:
- Hawaii Department of the Attorney General
- Illinois State Police
- Kansas Bureau of Investigation
- Minnesota Department of Public Safety
- Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
- State of New Jersey, Department of Law & Public Safety
- Utah Department of Public Safety – Bureau of Criminal Identification
BJS aims to recruit 400 more law enforcement agencies into the pool of more than 6,600 agencies that currently use NIBRS in support of efforts to standardize crime reporting across law enforcement agencies.