|June 30, 2009 Update
|Due to the recent multitude
of first-time inquiries regarding the federal initiative,
the ISP requested from the FBI and was granted an extension
to the previous June 22, 2009, deadline to submit legacy
(2006 and 2007) converted index crime statistics. The deadline
has been extended to July 6, 2009. The
I-UCR Program will forward the legacy data to the Federal
Uniform Crime Reporting Program in one submission containing
all records submitted by Illinois law enforcement agencies
meeting the deadline. The federal program will not accept
submissions direct from an agency.
|June 3, 2009 Update
|The Federal Uniform Crime Reporting Monthly Crime Index Form has been posted at the bottom of this page under Uniform Crime Reporting Program Forms and Reporting Guidelines. The form is to be utilized by agencies unable to access the electronic reporting tool due to technical issues. This form will not be accepted from an agency until it has been determined the electronic tool is inaccessible.
|May 29, 2009 Update
|The Illinois Uniform Crime Reporting
(I-UCR) Program has been contacted by the Federal Uniform
Crime Reporting Program regarding inquiries they have received
directly from Illinois agencies inquiring on the appropriate
procedure to forward converted legacy index crime statistics
to the federal program. The federal program will not accept
submissions independently from Illinois agencies. Legacy
statistics MUST be entered into the I-UCR Program’s federal
initiative on-line reporting tool, compiled, and submitted
to the federal program by the Illinois Uniform Crime Reporting
Program. Questions concerning the federal initiative may
be directed to the I-UCR Program at 217/557-6482.
|May 4, 2009 Update
|The FBI has determined legacy
UCR statistics (2006 through 2007) must be received by
July 1, 2009. To successfully meet this deadline, Illinois
agencies who have opted to voluntarily submit federally
compliant UCR data must have statistics submitted to the
I-UCR Program by close of business June 22, 2009. Though
the Edward Byrne/JAG grant application requires three years
of federally compliant UCR statistics as reported to the
FBI, this is only one requirement in the process. Violent
crime rates (Murder, Criminal Sexual Assault, Robbery,
and Aggravated Battery/Aggravated Assault) play a significant
part in the allocation of JAG monies, and agencies should
review their statistics in these categories to determine
if they could legitimately compete for JAG funding prior
to undertaking the conversion of legacy data.
|April 6, 2009 Update
|The electronic reporting tool developed by the ISP to assist Illinois law enforcement agencies who elect to report Federal Uniform Crime Reporting statistics is now operational. The User Application form posted at the bottom of this page under Uniform Crime Reporting Program Forms and Reporting Guidelines must be completed and forwarded to the ISP for processing prior to an agency being awarded access to the reporting tool. Users will be e-mailed their user ID and password following processing, allowing for immediate access and entry capabilities.
|The ISP is working closely with the FBI, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to ensure Illinois agencies are eligible for future funding initiatives. This strategy has yet to be finalized, however, and effort expended to analyze and convert historical data may or may not result in your agency’s eligibility to apply for future grant funds.
|Agencies choosing to submit federally compliant statistics will be required to convert 2006 through 2009 statistics by applying the hierarchy rule to index crime statistics submitted previously to the Illinois Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
|Participation in the Federal Uniform Crime Reporting Program Initiative is voluntary for Illinois law enforcement agencies, and does not eliminate the need to continue to report statistics to the I-UCR Program through 2009 under the program guidelines. Converted statistics will be forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for consideration in determining agency eligibility for future grant funding opportunities.
|March 20, 2009
|Illinois State Police Director Larry G. Trent
announced to Illinois law enforcement agencies an enhancement
to crime reporting. This will be accomplished with the
creation of an electronic reporting tool to assist agencies
in voluntarily submitting crime statistics to the Federal
Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The reporting tool was
be operational on April 6, 2009. In order to have access
to the new reporting system, agencies will need to complete
and submit the on-line electronic reporting tool user application form found at the bottom of this page under Uniform Crime Reporting Program Forms and Guidelines.
|There are several significant differences
in the federal and state program reporting guidelines.
The federal initiative guidelines can be found at the bottom of this page under Uniform Crime Reporting Program Forms and Guidelines. Agencies must review guidelines and compile crime statistics in accordance to the federal criteria.
|The Federal Uniform Crime Reporting Program
Initiative was created to assist agencies in reporting
crime statistics to the federal program and is not replacing
the Illinois Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Agencies
are still mandated by state law to continue reporting to
the state program however, it is the ISP’s intent to combine
the reporting procedures in 2010 to allow for one reporting
mechanism that will satisfy both state and federal requirements
|Updates to the program initiative
will be posted and agencies are encouraged to review
this site periodically for important information.