KPD Changing Criminal Reporting
The Kingman Police Department has begun reporting to a new crime reporting system as part of a nationwide transition by law enforcement. For the past 67 years KPD, and all other Arizona agencies, have been collecting and reporting crime statistics in accordance with the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s Summary Reporting System.
As of June 1st KPD has begun collecting and reporting crime statistics in accordance to the UCR’s National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Reporting to the NIBRS criteria will provide a far more detailed report. NIBRS provides far more specificity about crimes, including type of victim, residential status of the victim and offender, weapons information and the value of the property stolen or recovered. Those changes will also impact data entry with incidents where multiple crimes were committed. NIBRS requires data entry on all criminal offenses where UCR only gathered data on the most serious offense in situations of multiple criminal offenses.
KPD’s transition to the NIBRS reporting system comes as a result of the FBI setting a January 2021 deadline for police agencies across the country to begin using the NIBRS system. As a result KPD has implemented a new Records management system and began training staff on proper collection and data processing.
Additional Source Info: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr/nibrs