The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) initiative, spearheaded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, is undertaking efforts to expand reporting of more detailed crime incident data among law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. The goal of NCS-X is to increase the number of agencies that report data to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) managed by the FBI so that nationally representative estimates of crime can be prepared and analyzed. Louisiana’s approach has the following components:
LEMIS IBR, a Louisiana-based Records Management System (RMS) distributed to Louisiana agencies at no cost, sends data to the state program for both LIBRS and LUCR.
LIBRS, Louisiana Incident-Based Reporting System, is a centralized database and repository for participating Louisiana agencies. LIBRS contains all the components of NIBRS with addition of Louisiana specific data elements.
UCR Online, an internet system designed to submit Uniform Crime Reports (summary reports) directly to the state program for reporting to the FBI.