WVIBRS

West Virginia Incident-Based Reporting System (WVIBRS)

The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is the modernized version of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program utilized by law enforcement since 1930.  Details about every single crime occurrence are recorded in NIBRS as opposed to the summary counts available through the UCR.  WV was the sixteenth state to receive NIBRS certification by the FBI and began only accepting data in the WVIBRS format as of January 1, 1999.  WV is currently one of only a few states that are 100% represented by Incident-Based Reporting. 

NIBRS and WVIBRS collect information on every single crime incident and arrest within 22 crime categories.  Incident, offense, property, victim, offender, and arrestee data are collected in this dynamic system.  The SAC receives calendar year WVIBRS data files from the state repository collected and maintained by the WV State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Section.  Calendar year data are extracted from the WVIBRS with approximately four months lag time.

In addition to the many reports the SAC publishes utilizing these data, we are providing you with the ability to obtain specific offense, victim, and arrest level statistics through our Interactive Data Analysis tool.  Due to differences in extraction dates and completion of the data files, figures shown here may differ slightly from those found in annual crime publications.  Data from the following WVIBRS segments are available to query.

Offense Segment:  Includes all reported Group A offenses during the calendar year as of the date data were obtained from repository.  Multiple offenses can be reported for the same crime incident.  There may also be multiple victims of a single offense.

Victim Segment:  Includes all victims associated with Group A incident reports during the calendar year as of the date data were obtained from repository.  Records have been limited to person victims and do not include cases where the victim is an organization or society.  Multiple victims can be reported for the same crime incident, be associated with more than one offender, and be victims of more than one offense.  The most serious reported offense against a victim is used here to determine offense.  For the purposes of reporting the victim’s relationship to their offender(s), the closest relationship to any offender in the given incident has been determined.  Relationship is missing for many victims particularly those involved with property and nonindex crimes.  Gender, race, and/or age group may be unknown or not reported.

Arrest Segment:  Includes all arrests associated with a reported Group A incident report during the calendar year as of the date data were obtained from repository.  Data have been limited to only arrests for Group A offenses.  Gender, race, and/or age group may be unknown or not reported.

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