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Title: Learning To Use Incident-Based Crime Data: One Agency at a Time (From Trends, Risks, and Interventions in Lethal Violence: Proceedings of the Third Annual Spring Symposium of the Homicide Research Working Group, P 305-308, 1995, Carolyn Block and Richard Block, eds.)
Author(s): R Chilton
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper discusses how police agencies can use incident- based reporting programs to analyze crime patterns and trends.
Abstract: The author is developing a National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)-like program specifically designed to study violence on a university campus. Incident-based data for a single police agency are useful and can have substantive importance. Incident- based data in an NIBRS format can be analyzed using a word processor and a good statistical package; eventually, standard NIBRS software will become commercially available. This paper emphasizes, however, that incident-based data cannot be analyzed using traditional approaches to rectangular data files.
Main Term(s): Police information systems
Index Term(s): Crime data files; Criminology; Statistics; Victims of Crime
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