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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 300 sheriffs’ offices and police departments statewide. Of the 56 reporting agencies, 331 report electronically using the State Incident-Based Reporting System (SIBRS). The 58 remaining agencies report electronically using the online UCR database. These reports form the database from which the UCR is created.
The OSBI's Field Services Unit works to ensure the integrity of the data reported both manually and electronically. Eight 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. A list of the representatives and their respective areas of service is listed below.