LIBRS reporting has several benefits over LUCR reporting due to the facts it pulls from each incident. LIBRS allows for all reportable offenses within an incident to be identified, not just those provided by the hierarchy rule and not just the limited offenses collected in Summary. In LIBRS incidents are group by Group A and Group B. LIBRS collects data on each single incident and arrest within 22 offenses categories made up of 46 specific crimes called Group A offenses. There are 11 Group B offense categories, for which only arrest data is reported.
It is a vital instrument in the war against crime in the capability to identify with precision when and where crime takes place, what form it takes and the characteristics of its victims and perpetrators. Law Enforcement when furnished with such information can make their case to acquire the resources it needs to combat crime. This will allow Law Enforcement the capability of producing more detailed, accurate, and meaningful data than those produced by the traditional UCR Program.
Grant money is also tied to crime reporting, if you report LIBRS you are eligible to apply.