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Title: Michigan Incident Crime Reporting (MICR): Data Specifications Handbook
Corporate Author: Michigan Dept of State Police
Technical Services Bureau
Central Records Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 508
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Dept of State Police
Lansing, MI 48913
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Michigan Dept of State Police
Technical Services Bureau
Central Records Division
General Office Building
7150 Harris Drive
Lansing, MI 48913
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook presents the guidelines for redesigning Michigan's Uniform Crime Reports system, called Michigan Incident Crime Reporting (MICR).
Abstract: The redesign of the incident reporting and uniform crime reporting systems will provide a uniform method of reporting crime information throughout the State. This will allow the sharing of statistical information across the State and provide more detailed information in relation to incidents, victims, offenders, and property. The redesigned system will provide the descriptive characteristics and tools necessary for managing resources, policy analysis, program development, and research. The screens/record formats for the MICR are being designed so the majority of the incidents (approximately 95 percent of all incidents will have one offense, one victim, and one offender/arrest) can be entered on one screen/record format. Additional screens/record formats are provided to report additional victims, offenders, arrests, and property. The screens/record formats for the MICR system will apply to all types of submission of incident data. This will decrease the confusion and training of agencies that switch from one mode of submission to another. Eventually, all agencies will be on one incident system. At the time the MICR system is implemented, the summary collection of data will cease. This handbook provides guidelines for various aspects of the system. These include an overview of data submitted for an incident, complete incident submission, window update submission, delete procedures, inquiry procedures, no criminal data to report, hate/bias motivation, law enforcement officer killed or assaulted, offense file class definitions and arrest charges, and data elements. Guidelines are also provided for offense file class edits, offense file class mapping chart, screens/formats, formats, and county/city/township codes. A glossary is provided.
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Data collections; Information processing; Michigan; Police information systems; Uniform crime reporting; Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
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