The revised Index Crime reporting guidelines and collection form effective with the 2014 reporting year have been posted in the 2014 Forms and Guidelines section near the bottom of the web page. The changes to Index Crime reporting involve the expanded definition of Rape and the addition of two Human Trafficking crime categories. Please review the revised guidelines carefully before adjusting January and February reports that may have already been compiled using the previous collection form. Additionally, the INDEX tab in the reporting tool will be deployed on March 11, 2014 and agencies will be able to enter 2014 Index Crime reports after 10:00 a.m. Paper reporting agencies must resubmit January and February reports if reports were submitted using the previous guidelines and collection form.
February 4, 2014
The FBI provided clarification on upcoming deadline dates for the submission of 2013 Index Crime reports. The February 7, 2014 deadline referred to in the January 23, 2014 update only applies to most-in-populated agencies (agencies with a population of 100,000 or more). The submission deadline for all other agencies to ensure publication in Crime in the United States is March 11, 2014. This allows the FBI time to complete data quality review and accept subsequent adjustments or corrections. Index Crime reports will continue to be accepted by the FBI until the final deadline of April 25, 2014; however, submissions received within three weeks of this final deadline may not be published if data quality review reveals questionable data.
January 30, 2014
As disseminated in the last statewide training sessions, there are many revisions to the I-UCR Program reporting elements effective with the 2014 reporting year. Changes have occurred in Index Crime, Hate Crime, and Supplemental reporting guidelines, as well as the creation of a new reporting element: School Incidents. The revisions required modification to the electronic reporting tool formats for 2014 and future years. Click on the link below to access the deployment plan for revisions to the reporting guidelines and electronic reporting tool.
The FBI's deadline date for submission of 2013 Index Crimes to ensure publication in their annual publication is February 7, 2014. Index crime reports must be entered into the reporting tool by noon on February 7, 2014, to allow the I-UCR Program staff time to download recently entered reports and forward to the FBI. Delinquent 2013 reports will still be accepted by the FBI through December 2014; however, reports received after February 7, 2014 will prevent an agency's 2013 statistics from being published.
January 10, 2014
Please click on the attachment below for information regarding the revisions to the 2014 reporting guidelines and forms.
Last week an email regarding closing dates/processes was submitted to the Illinois Sheriff’s Association and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police for dissemination to their memberships. As of 12/02/13, only 159 agencies had entered 2013 Police Employee information, and only 123 agencies had verified 2012 Index Crimes. Both of these processes are to be completed using the electronic reporting tool similar to last year. Information regarding both processes was posted in OCTOBER web page updates. Refer to these updates for specifics. The attachment below provides additional critical deadline dates.
The closing date for the verification process for 2012 Index Crime statistics has been extended until close of business December 8, 2013. Refer to the October 8, 2013 update for more information regarding the verification process.
October 30, 2013
The annual collection of law enforcement employee information related to the number of employees within each agency will begin on November 1, 2013. The information will be collected utilizing the on-line electronic reporting tool. On November 1, 2013, an additional tab labeled Police Employee will be available in the reporting tool until December 12, 2013 to allow data entry, after which the tab will be deactivated. Approved paper reporting agencies will receive information regarding submission of law enforcement employee information via e-mail within the next week. Data submitted by the deadline will be included in Crime in Illinois 2013, and forwarded to the Federal UCR Program.
October 11, 2013
The time frame for the verification process for 2012 Index Crime statistics has been changed. The process will begin on October 18, 2013 and conclude on November 18, 2013. Refer to the October 8, 2013 update for more information.
October 7, 2013
The 30-day verification process for 2012 Index Crime statistics to be published in Crime in Illinois 2012 will begin on October 15, 2013 and conclude on November 15, 2013. Prior to last year, the annual verification process for Index Crime statistics was completed by mailing paper reports compiled by the I-UCR Program to the Head of each agency. Last February an electronic process was implemented using the reporting tool to verify 2011 statistics. The reporting tool will again be used to verify 2012 statistics. ONLY agencies that have been approved to submit paper reporting forms for the 2012 reporting year will receive verification reports and instructions via the mail. Refer to the attachment below for additional information regarding the electronic verification process.
The Illinois and Federal Uniform Crime Reporting Programs have joined together to create a document defining the guidelines governing the reporting of 720 ILCS 5/16-30, Identity Theft. Please click on the link below.
Crime in Illinois 2010-2011 is now available for review. Historically, the annual publication has been released in the Spring following the reporting year. Due to the difficulty reporting agencies experienced in transitioning to the revised reporting guidelines in 2010, the publication of 2010 statistics was significantly delayed. This led to the decision to publish one publication combining the 2010 and 2011 reporting years. Combining the publications allowed for a two-year comparison of statistics under the new reporting guidelines. If released separately, the 2010 publication would have contained only 2010 statistics. A comparison between 2009 and 2010 would have been invalid due to the change in reporting guidelines. The publication can be accessed by clicking on the Crime in Illinois 2010-2011 cover to the right or by clicking on 2010-2011 in the Annual Reports and Databases Section at the bottom of the web page.
Click on image above to view the Crime in Illinois 2010-2011 publication
July 16, 2013
An upgrade increasing the functionality of the AGENCY tab in the electronic reporting tool has been developed and will be deployed on July 18, 2013. Click on the link below to access the document outlining enhancements.
Crime in Illinois is published annually by
the Illinois State Police, documenting reported crimes
in Illinois cities and counties. The report also covers
special jurisdictions such as universities and park district