National Incident-Based Reporting System
The Long Beach Police Department has transitioned to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), which changes how the department collects and reports data.
The FBI has mandated that law enforcement agencies across the country transition to NIBRS to improve the overall quality, accuracy, and timeliness of crime data collected.
For decades, the national standard for crime reporting and data collection was through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program's Summary Reporting System. The LBPD phased out SRS and has transitioned to NIBRS-only data collection. As the new national standard for data collection, NIBRS captures a higher level of detail on individual crime incidents than through the current SRS.
Some benefits of NIBRS include:
- Provides greater specificity in reporting offenses
- Collects more detailed information
- Helps give context to specific crime problems
- Provides greater analytic flexibility
Why is this important?
- Reported crime numbers will seem higher than they were in the past for certain offense categories.
- This does not mean that crime has increased; it just means the way crimes are reported has changed.
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Update March 24, 2023: The Department has posted crime statistics for January and February 2023 using an updated report consistent with the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
Update Nov. 7, 2022: The Department has recently moved to a new records management system and is also updating its UCR data collection system to the modernized National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS/CIBRS). Due to these two major transitions and unforeseen challenges with the implementation of the new RMS system, the Department is currently experiencing a delay in reviewing statistical data and processing requests for police reports. The Department prides itself in providing these services in a timely manner and is taking the necessary measures to address these delays.
2023 NIBRS Monthly Crime Statistics
The following statistical reports contain the LBPD's monthly crime statistic data consistent with the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
CRIME INCIDENT MAPPING APPLICATION
The Police Department, in collaboration the Technology and Innovation Department, has developed a new crime incident mapping application. This new application provides ease-to-use tools to search and query crimes within the city.
2016-2022 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Crime Statistics
The following statistical reports contain the LBPD's monthly crime statistic data sorted by 5 year summary, previous year to current year, and reporting district.
Reporting district number is a small, geographically designed area (usually several neighborhood blocks) contained within a patrol beat
- Crimes against persons include murder, forced rape, robbery and aggravated assault
Crimes against property include residential and commercial burglary, auto burglary, grand theft, petty theft, bicycle theft, auto theft, and arson
CRIME DATA TOTALS
Part II crime totals are included on each monthly RD report, but are not broken down by category. The crimes are classified according to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) guidelines.
UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING
Since 1930, participating local, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies have voluntarily provided the Nation with a reliable set of crime statistics through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. The FBI, which administers the program, periodically releases the crime statistics to the public.
Learn more about Part 1, Part II crimes, and other offense definitions.
PREVIOUS YEAR TO CURRENT YEAR
2022 January February March April May June July August September October November December
2021 January February March April May June July August September October November December
2020 January February March April May June July August September October November December
5 YEAR SUMMARY
12/2/22: Due to migration to a new records management system, we are temporarily unable to provide reporting district-level data. For specific data requests, please submit a public records request via our PRA Portal.
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ANNUAL REPORTING DISTRICT CRIME STATS
HISTORICAL CRIME GRAPH
The data contained within these reports is collected from a database that is continuously updated. The reports represent a particular point in time and may not reflect the current status of the database. The City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Police Department cannot assume any liability for decisions made based on the reliance of this information.