On Monday, September 25, 2017, the Federal Uniform Crime Reporting Program will publish Crime in the United States 2016, on the FBI’s web site. The Illinois Uniform Crime Reporting Program has yet to determine a release date for Crime in Illinois 2016.
June 2, 2017
The verification process for 2016 Index Crime statistics to be published in Crime in Illinois 2016 will begin on June 7, 2017 and conclude close of business July 6, 2017. The reporting tool will again be used to verify statistics. ONLY agencies that have been approved to submit paper reporting forms for the 2016 reporting year will receive verification reports and instructions via the mail. Refer to the attachment below for additional information regarding the electronic verification process.
The reporting guidelines and data collection form for Officer Non-Fatal Shootings (ONFS) were posted in the Reporting Guidelines and Forms Effective 2017 section below. The ONFS tab allowing record entry in the reporting tool will be deployed Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Do not attempt to enter records until the afternoon hours to allow time to resolve any deployment issues that may arise.
April 5, 2017
The I-UCR Program UCR Offense Code tables have been revised to reflect the changes in the November 21, 2016 posting. The tables are located under the main Illinois Uniform Crime Reporting Program Forms and Reporting Guidelines header near the bottom of the page. Additionally, the Index Crimes data collection form and guidelines in the 2017 section have been revised to reflect the correct UCR offense codes to be reported for each offense classification.
March 31, 2017
The FBI extension to their publication deadline date applies only to crime data: Index Crimes, Hate Crimes, and Supplemental Homicide Reporting. It does not apply to Police Employee information. The FBI will not accept this data after the deadline date last December.
February 24, 2017
The web page has undergone annual reconstruction. The revisions are noted in the document below.
2017 Web Page Reconstruction
UPDATE: The FBI has again extended the deadline date to April 24, 2017. Data must be submitted by close of business April 24, 2017.
The FBI has designated March 27, 2017, as the deadline date to accept 2016 Index Crime records for publication in Crime in the United States 2016. To meet this deadline, your records must be entered by close of business March 26, 2017. The FBI will not publish an agency’s data if all twelve months have not been submitted. The I-UCR Program will begin it’s verification of 2016 Index Crime records in mid-March as well, making it critical to have your 2016 reporting completed.
December 29, 2016
The Index Crime data collection form will not be revised in the near future. Until this can be accomplished, an additional resource has been created to assist agencies in determining which I-UCR offense codes should be reported in each Index Crime category. The offense code sheet below has been modified to include an Index Crime column where an ‘X’ indicates the offense should be reported, a column identifying the crime category of the offense, and a notes column. Though the resource is available for use, agencies are encouraged to refer to the reporting guidelines offense definitions when classifying and determining if an offense meets the criteria for Index Crime reporting.
Several errors in the Revised I-UCR Offense Codes have been corrected in the spreadsheet posted in the November 15 update. Please review the additional information reference offense codes in the attachment below.
A review of the UCR offense code tables has been completed resulting in the modification and retiring of some offense codes, as well as the creation of new offense codes. This project could not have been completed without the significant assistance provided by Mokena Police Department’s Commander Dan Rankovich, for which the I-UCR Program is truly grateful. The key below will provide guidance in navigating the code revisions.
The FBI will close its 2015 data base on December 19, 2016. 2015 Index Crime and Hate Crime reports must be entered into the I-UCR reporting tool by close of business December 18, 2016, in order to meet the FBI’s deadline. The FBI will not accept 2015 reports after December 19, 2016; however, the I-UCR Program’s data bases never close and 2015 reports will continue to be accepted after the FBI closing date.
October 27, 2016
The proposed reporting guideline changes regarding the decriminalization of possession of 10 grams or less of cannabis and associated instances of drug paraphernalia posted in the August 26 update have been approved. This was announced on the message board, located on the Welcome page of the I-UCR reporting tool, on October 3, 2016. Additional information can be accessed by clicking the link below.
The annual collection of law enforcement employee information related to the number of employees within each agency will begin on November 1, 2016. Data will be collected utilizing the on-line electronic reporting tool. On November 2, 2016, an additional tab labeled Police Employee will be available in the reporting tool after 9:00 a.m., until close of business December 16, 2016. Paper reporting agencies will receive a mailing containing a form to complete and return for entry. Data submitted by the deadline date will be included in Crime in Illinois 2016, and forwarded to the FBI. The reporting guidelines can be accessed by clicking on the link below. A form to be used as a template when compiling your data has also been provided.
The Illinois Uniform Crime Reporting Program has taken the first steps in the transition to the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Our anticipated course of action, as well as the correspondence from FBI Director James B. Comey announcing the mandated transition, can be found in the documents below.
The decriminalization of possession of 10 grams or less of cannabis and associated instances of drug paraphernalia will impact the collection of Index Crime Cannabis Control Act arrests. Index Crime reporting guidelines will be revised to reflect the changes. Refer to the document below for instruction and UCR code changes.
The Circumstance Code 54: All other involuntary manslaughter except traffic deaths - has been modified to 59 in Supplemental Homicide reporting (SHR). This change will be deployed by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26. Please refrain from entering an SHR record until after 1:00 p.m. The entry format in the reporting tool, as well as the form and guidelines in the 2016 Reporting Forms and Guidelines Section have also been modified. Previous records with code 54 will be adjusted to 59 by the I-UCR Program.
Previous Illinois Uniform Crime Reporting Program Updates
Crime in Illinois is published annually by
the Illinois State Police, documenting reported crimes
in Illinois cities and counties. The report also covers
special jurisdictions such as universities and park district