The Clayton County Police Department has transitioned from the traditional Summary Reporting System (SRS) of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) to the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NIBRS is responsible for the collection of data to be reported to the FBI. NIBRS shall collect, organize, to complete monthly reports.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations has made nationwide implementation of NIBRS a top priority because NIBRS provides more useful statistics to promote constructive discussion, measure planning, and spur informed policing. To increase participation, the UCR Program is partnering with the Bureau of Justice Statistics on the National Crime Statistics Exchange, working with advocacy groups to emphasize the importance of NIBRS data, and transitioned the UCR Program to a NIBRS-only data collection, as of Jan. 1, 2021. In addition, the UCR Program has made resources available to help agencies address the inherent issues of transitioning, as well as the potential perception that an agency has higher crime levels when NIBRS actually establishes a new baseline that more precisely captures reported crime in a community.