FBIÂ and the Bureau of Justice Statistics have investedÂ $24.2 million in grants to U.S. law enforcement agencies through a program that seeks to support the nationalÂ crime reporting infrastructure.
BJS said TuesdayÂ the grantsÂ under theÂ National Crime Statistics ExchangeÂ program include $18.7 million forÂ the transition of 16Â local law enforcement agencies to their respective states’ crime reporting systems to support data sharingÂ with FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Uniform Crime Reporting programs in seven states will receiveÂ $5.5 million in effort to bolsterÂ 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 toÂ 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 intoÂ the pool of more than 6,600 agencies that currently useÂ NIBRS in support of efforts to standardizeÂ crime reporting acrossÂ law enforcement agencies.