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Uniform Crime Reporting

The OSBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is part of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The UCR Program was conceived, developed, and implemented to serve law enforcement as a tool for operational and administrative purposes.

The OSBI receives monthly crime and arrest reports from over 400 sheriffs’ offices and police departments statewide. Of the 442 reporting agencies, all report electronically using the State Incident-Based Reporting System (SIBRS). The Summary Based Reporting System was replaced by NIBRS reporting by the FBI on January 1, 2021.  OSBI discontinued the use of the Summary Based Reporting System on January 1, 2022. OSBI collects FBI NIBRS data as part of its SIBRS data collection.

The OSBI's Field Services Unit works to ensure the integrity of the data reported both manually and electronically. Six representatives are assigned various regions throughout the state and provide training and technical support to reporting agencies. Additionally, the field representatives compile the information submitted into a uniform format for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Law enforcement agencies may contact the Field Services Unit Supervisor James Ely at 405-879-2644 for information on the Field Service Representative who serves their agency.