NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System) was designed in cooperation with the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Sheriffs Association to replace the existing Uniform Crime Reporting summary system. This new system has many changes in contrast to the current UCR system.
The Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) provides a nationwide view of crime based on the submission on crime information by law enforcement agencies throughout the country. This data is used in law enforcement administration, operation, and management, as well as to indicate the level and nature of crime in the United States.
The Texas Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS) is modeled after the FBI's National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Unlike the summary-based UCR Program, IBR collects data on each single crime occurrence. NIBRS/TIBRS collects data on each single incident and arrest within 24 offense categories made up of 52 Group A offenses. The offenses that fall into this category are:
In addition, there are 11 Group B offense categories for which only arrest data are reported. Most Group B offenses only come to law enforcement attention when arrests are made.
There are currently 139 Law enforcement agencies reporting IBR information.
Texas Incident Based Reporting System
TIBRS (Texas Incident Based Reporting System) is a part of the NIBRS submission. Texas requires that additional data on family violence and drug seizure offenses be collected.