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How Data and Outreach Help Police Interact More Effectively with the Homeless

Homelessness in the United States is a nation-wide problem and one that frontline officers encounter on nearly a daily basis. Nationally, there are more than 550,000 homeless, and the number is growing. Homelessness affects individuals and families alike, as well as all genders and ages.  20 percent of homeless people in the United States are…

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The NIBRS Reporting Resource Hub

The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is an incident-based reporting system used by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to collect and report crime data. In existence since 1988, NIBRS has grown into a powerful digital tool for law enforcement. Unlike the Summary Reporting System (SRS) in use since the 1920s, NIBRS offers the…

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3 Key Challenges of NIBRS Reporting for Law Enforcement Agencies

NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System) is a powerful tool for law enforcement. But for agencies transitioning to NIBRS, the system presents new challenges around data collection and reporting. Unlike SRS (Summary Reporting System) hierarchy rules—which say that agencies should report only the most serious offense—NIBRS requires all offenses be reported. NIBRS also requires that agencies…

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