ABOUT THIS SITE
This site is intended to provide consolidated information about the various methods used to submit Louisiana crime data to the FBI. There are multiple methods, software, and means to carry out this process- each has their purposes and are suited for different organizational needs and capabilities. The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, together with the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association, is grateful to the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Justice Statistics for their assistance, encouragement and support of Louisiana’s effort to develop a statewide crime reporting system that is inclusive of all levels of law enforcement.
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. The FBI is no longer accepting summary reports. UCR online is no longer available as of January 1, 2021.
BENEFITS OF LOUISIANA STATE REPORTING PROGRAMS
Facilitates electronic submission to FBI for participating law enforcement agencies
Provides quality control prior to submission to FBI
Facilitates translation of Louisiana laws and statutes into federal charges and crimes
Provides a statistical analysis resource for planners and policy makers
Provides a Records Management System at no cost to law enforcement agencies
OVERVIEW: METHODS OF SUBMITTING CRIME DATA IN LOUISIANA
To find out more overview details and descriptions of the systems, click here.