This page was developed for agencies and vendors to understand the current specifications used and accepted by the Department, as well as, the most up to date information on user manuals and plans for transition. If you have questions regarding the information provided below, please email NIBRS.
The Department currently accepts the following NIBRS flat file versions:
|2019.1||NIBRS Technical Specification Document|
|3.2||NIBRS Technical Specification Document|
|3.1||NIBRS Technical Specification Document|
|3.0||NIBRS TOU Update (January 2017)|
|3.0||NIBRS TOU Update (November 2016)|
|3.0||NIBRS TOU Update (October 2016)|
|3.0||NIBRS Technical Specification Document (September 2016)|
|2.0||Cargo Theft Technical Specification Document|
|1.1||Hate Crime Technical Specification Document|
The Department is currently utilizing the FBI's NIBRS User Manual. The manual can be found at the link below.
The Department is not accepting XML submissions at this time. The Department is in the process of developing NIBRS IEPS/XML version 2019.1.
This Segment Level 8 & 9 User Manual is a guide for vendors and law enforcement agencies who submit Texas-specific mandated-reporting information with their NIBRS data to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.
The Department has developed our UCR system to mimic the national UCR program and these specifications are provided for "Texas-Centric" data collection and quality control. The UCR Texas Centric Technical Specifications and Error Codes Manual is intended to be an addendum to the FBI Technical Specifications and is specifically designed for Texas data and Texas law enforcement.
Texas-specific submissions include Sexual Assault, Drug Seizures, and Family Violence. Texas law mandates all law enforcement submit this Texas-specific data to TxDPS. Drug Seizures and Family Violence submissions are included in the Segment Level 8 portion of the NIBRS flat file, while Sexual Assault submissions are included in the Segment Level 9 portion. TxDPS still accepts Sexual Assault reporting via separate flat file, which is covered in the section below.
Note: This document replaces the "Segment Level 8 User Manual v1.0."
While Sexual Assaults can be submitted within the Segment 9 level of the NIBRS file, TxDPS continues to accept this data through a separate flat file. The Sexual Assault – Separate Flat File Specifications are provided for those law enforcement agencies that do not include this data within their NIBRS flat file.
The UCR Offense Code Table facilitates the offense codification as it relates from State laws to Summary Reporting (SRS) and Incident Based Reporting (NIBRS). The information contained in this workbook is intended for law enforcement agencies and their RMS vendors to incorporate into their software for the creation of their code tables. These codes will assist users in selecting the proper codes for offenses being reported to the state UCR program.
Updated as of 1/13/2020
Texas UCR Offense Code Table (XLSX)
We thank you for your patience as we continue to update and improve our documentation and processes. Should you have questions or concerns please email NIBRS or call us at (512) 424-2091.