2020 I-UCR Program Updates

December 30, 2020

The Law Enforcement Employee Data portal is open!

The FBI has extended the reporting period for the Law Enforcement Employee data collection to January 12, 2021. Agencies who have not reported their 2020 employee data can go to the Illinois NIBRS Repository and input their data now. If you do not have a user name or ID for the new Illinois NIBRS Repository, please send a request to ISP.UCR.Access@Illinois.gov.

December 30, 2020

The FBI will no longer accept summary data after December 31, 2020.

The FBI will accept all 2020 summary data, but will not accept any summary data for 2021. If your agency is submitting summary data through iClear for reporting months after December 31, 2020 your data will not be transmitted to the FBI, however your data will be included in Crime in Illinois. The iClear summary reporting site will sunset on December 31, 2022, after that date the I-UCR program will accept only NIBRS reporting. For more information about NIBRS reporting, please send inquires to ISP.NIBRS.Transition@illinois.gov.

October 21, 2020

Training on Illinois National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Repository

The Illinois State Police Uniform Crime Reporting (I-UCR) Program will be hosting training on the Illinois NIBRS Repository (INR) on Tuesday, October 27 from 1:30 pm to 4 pm and Thursday, October 29 from 9 am to 11:30 am. This web-based training will cover how to enter incident/arrest/zero reports, arrest-custodial related death (ARD) reports, officer non-fatal shooting (ONFS) reports, and Law Enforcement Employee (LEE) reports as well as answer any questions about the INR. The training will be the same for both days so sign up for the day that best fits your schedule.

To register, please log-in to the current I-UCR Reporting Site (I-CLEAR) and provide first/last name, position/title, email, and phone number of attendees. There is NO limit to the number of personnel that can be signed up. If unable to log-in to I-CLEAR, please send an email with INR Training Registration as subject line to ISP.IUCR.Program@Illinois.gov, including all attendee information in text, to register for training. Thanks for your support of the I-UCR Program and the transition to NIBRS reporting!

October 15, 2020

The annual collection of law enforcement employee information related to the number of employees within each agency will begin on November 1, 2020 and end at the close of business on December 13, 2020. Data will be collected utilizing the new Illinois NIBRS Repository (INR). If you do not already have a user name and password, please send an email to ISP.UCR.Access@Illinois.gov. Please include “INR Access” in the subject. Data submitted by the deadline date will be included in Crime in Illinois 2020, and forwarded to the FBI for Crime in the United States 2020. 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. Please do not send the form to the IUCR Program, this form is for your Agency’s use only.
Law Enforcement Employee Guidelines
Law Enforcement Employee Collection Worksheet

September 14, 2020

Illinois NIBRS Repository is LIVE!

As part of the I-UCR conversion to National Incident Based Reporting (NIBRS), the Illinois NIBRS Repository (INR) website is now available for all Illinois Law Enforcement Agencies utilizing User Interface (U/I) access to submit Incident Based Reporting (IBR) crime data. The INR is now live at https://illinois.nibrs.com. Agencies will have three options to upload their crime reporting data: manual entry U/I, XML manual upload, and through XML web services (machine to machine). Agencies will be notified when they are able to upload their IBR crime data using XML manual upload or XML web services. Regardless of reporting NIBRS or Summary data, every agency must have access to the INR as Arrest Related Deaths, Officer Non-Fatal Shootings, and Law Enforcement Employee reports will be entered through this website.

Your agency no longer needs to have a static IP address to access the INR. All agency’s historical summary data has been migrated into the INR. These are steps agencies need to take to obtain a user ID and access to INR:

  1. Must have completed the FBI NIBRS training
  2. Must have access to the Illinois NIBRS Repository Test site (INRT). (http://iltest.nibrs.com)
  3. Must have successfully entered data into the INRT
  4. Must have viewed the training videos, located on the test site, on the use of INR

After successfully completing those tasks, agencies can request access to the INR. To become certified by the FBI, agencies must successfully submit six (6) months of data with an error rate of 4% or less for three (3) consecutive months. To help achieve FBI certification, the I-UCR Program has decided to allow agencies to “go back” as far as they want with their data submissions to the INR. The agency must indicate the start date of their IBR submissions in order to avoid double reporting with summary data previously submitted.

If your agency has not received FBI NIBRS training, there is still ONE class available. This class is scheduled for September 28th and 29th and will be the last class in Illinois for two years. To register, you must sign-in to the current reporting site https://iclear.isp.state.il.us, click on the ‘training registration’ tab, and fill out the required information. If unable to access the reporting site, send an email to ISP.IUCR.Program@illinois.gov with subject line of NIBRS Training, including the attendee’s First/Last Name, Position/Title, Phone #, and Email in the text.

All correspondence regarding access to the INR should be sent to ISP.UCR.Access@illinois.gov.

September 1, 2020

Crime in Illinois 2019

Crime in Illinois 2019 (CII 2019) has been posted to the I-UCR webpage. It can be found under Crime in Illinois Publications button and selecting CII 2019 or clicking here

July 27, 2020

Updated Illinois NIBRS Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD)

The NIBRS Project Team has revised the Illinois NIBRS Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD). These changes ensure Illinois is compatible with the 2019.1 version of the FBI’s specification, the current version the FBI is processing. The changes are described in the attached document and the updated schema is available. Minor additions and clarifications to the I-UCR/NIBRS code mappings have also been completed and are included in the IEPD.

The NIBRS Transition Team is committed to communicating as often as possible with updates and changes affecting the Illinois NIBRS Transition.

July 2, 2020

NIBRS Training Registration

The Illinois State Police is pleased to announce the rescheduled NIBRS training is planned for July 13 – 14, 2020; July 16 – 17, 2020; and July 20 – 21, 2020. These three, two-day sessions will be conducted via remote learning technology. Registration is limited to 250 participants per class and agencies will need to register via the I-UCR reporting site at https://iclear.isp.state.il.us

Please log in to the online UCR reporting site and select the 'Training Registration' tab. You must have a current user name and password to access the reporting site. Agencies can only register two staff, regardless of the date, to ensure the maximum number of agencies are afforded this critical training prior to the NIBRS transition in January 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the I-UCR Program at ISP.IUCR.Program@illinois.gov.

June 09, 2020

As the NIBRS Transition progresses and the need for additional information and codes are identified, the FBI makes revisions to the NIBRS specification. The current version the FBI is processing is 2019.1 and they have released NIBRS Technical Specification, version 2019.2 on May 15, 2020. The NIBRS Transition Team is reviewing 2019.2, but has also identified other required changes in the Illinois schema. Those changes are described in the attached document and the updated schema will be posted as soon as it is completed. Minor additions and clarifications to the I-UCR/NIBRS code mappings will also be forthcoming.

The NIBRS Transition Team is committed to communicating as often as possible with updates and changes affecting the Illinois NIBRS Transition.

IL Schema Update - May 2020

March 13, 2020

In alignment with Governor JB Pritzker’s recent direction, and in view of world events related to the COVID-19 virus, the Illinois State Police (ISP), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and our host agencies have agreed to postpone NIBRS training currently-scheduled for March. This affects classes in Schaumburg (March 23/24) and Rockford (March 26/27). New training opportunities will be announced at a later date. We will continue to closely monitor world, national, and state events with an eye toward the classes currently scheduled in Springfield (April 20/21) and Carbondale (April 23/24), and will make a final announcement about these courses next month. Additionally, the ISP and the FBI are discussing alternate methods of lesson plan delivery that avoids the need for in-person training.

Students who wish to change their registrations from the northern classes to the southern classes can do so on the I-UCR reporting tool, found at https://iclear.isp.state.il.us Be sure to cancel the current course registration before attempting to re-register for the alternate course.

March 10, 2020

Illinois State Police Director Kelly has issued his guidance for state law enforcement agencies concerning the mandated National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) transition.

Director Kelly’s Letter on NIBRS Transition

January 28, 2020

The verification process for 2019 Index Crime statistics to be published in Crime in Illinois 2019 will begin on February 10, 2020, and conclude on March 9, 2020. The online reporting tool will be used to verify statistics. ONLY agencies that have been approved to submit paper-based reporting forms for the 2019 reporting year will receive verification reports and instructions via e-mail. Refer to the attachment below for additional information regarding the electronic verification process and the FBI’s publication deadline date.

2019 Verification Process

January 22, 2020

Please review the attached flyer about the upcoming 2-day NIBRS Training from the FBI. Online registrations, via the I-UCR Reporting Tool, will be open in early February to submit names for Schaumburg and Rockford locations only. As a reminder, only two (2) personnel from each agency will be allowed to attend NIBRS Training to ensure the maximum number of agencies across the state are trained.

January 14, 2020

The reporting tool will be temporarily unavailable starting at 0700 on Thursday, January 16, 2020. We are expecting the site to be back up by 0900 of the same day. You will not be able to log on to the reporting tool during this period. Please direct any questions you may have to ISP.IUCR.PROGRAM@Illinois.gov.

January 10, 2020

As we near the mandatory two-day, NIBRS training that will be offered this spring in different locations across the state, reporting agencies need to go to the on-line I-UCR reporting tool to confirm that their agency contact information (agency head/UCR contact name, email, telephone number, and authorized user(s)) is up-to-date. Training registration instructions will be forthcoming in early February.

If you need help in logging in, please send inquiries to ISP.IUCR.Program@Illinois.gov.