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  2016 Uniform Crime Report Updates  

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June 24, 2016

Crime in Illinois 2015 is available for review. The statistics published reflect data as of April 17, 2016. The statistics published in the Federal UCR’s publication, Crime in the United States 2015, reflect data as of March 28, 2016. The difference in publication dates may create discrepancies between the statistics presented in each publication. The 2015 publication can be accessed by clicking on the Crime in Illinois 2015 cover to the right or by clicking on 2015 in the Annual Reports and Databases Section at the bottom of the web page.

 
June 14, 2016

The 'Unknown Weapon' field in the School Incident reporting tool entry format and associated collection form has been modified. The field is now required and must be populated with a numeric. The School Incidents reporting guidelines in the 2016 Forms and Guidelines Section below have been modified and provide instruction on the completion of this field. The change will be effective in the reporting tool entry screen on June 15, 2016.

 
May 11, 2016

Minor revisions have been made to the Arrest Related Deaths (ARD) collection form and reporting guidelines. The changes primarily involve incidents where the death occurred during incarceration rather than in the field. Many of the required fields did not apply in these circumstances. If you have already submitted an incident using the previous form, you do NOT need to resubmit using the current form. Direct any questions you may have following review of the form and guidelines to the Program Manager.

 
April 15, 2016

Historically the race codes used by the I-UCR Program have not always aligned with those used by the Federal UCR Program. The collection of Supplemental Homicide Reporting data has identified a discrepancy in a weapon code as well. To eliminate these discrepancies, minor changes have been made to select codes. Refer to the attachment below for additional information.

Race and Weapon Code Changes

 
March 7, 2016

The verification process for 2015 Index Crime statistics to be published in Crime in Illinois 2015 will begin on March 14, 2016 and conclude on April 17, 2016. It is critical to have all 2015 data entered prior to March 14, 2016, though there is a process in place to verify reports entered after this date. The reporting tool will again be used to verify statistics. ONLY agencies that have been approved to submit paper reporting forms for the 2015 reporting year will receive verification reports and instructions via the mail. Refer to the attachment below for additional information regarding the electronic verification process.

2015 Verification Process

 
February 5, 2016

The reporting guidelines and data collection form for Arrest Related Deaths (ARD) have been posted in the Reporting Guidelines and Forms Effective 2016 section below. The ARD tab allowing entry in the reporting tool will be deployed Monday, February 8, 2016. Following the deployment, an update will be posted on the reporting tool Message Board announcing records can now be entered.

 
January 29, 2016

With the passage of Senate Bill 1304, two new mandated reporting elements went in to effect in January 2016. The new reporting elements are Supplemental Homicide Reporting, and Arrest-Related Deaths. Click on the link below for additional information.

New 2016 Reporting Elements

 
January 28, 2016

The collection form and entry screen in the reporting tool for School Incidents have been revised to allow for the reporting of an "unknown" type of firearm in the firearm section. The guidelines have been revised to reflect this change. The addendum for School Incidents presented at previous training sessions has also been added to the guidelines. Agencies are encouraged to print and review the School Incidents form and guidelines located in the Reporting Guidelines and Forms effective 2016 located near the bottom of this page.

 
January 6, 2016

The FBI has advised that hoverboards and their predecessors, segways, are to be classified as motor vehicles and included in the Motor Vehicle Theft category. Begin this classification practice in January 2016.

 
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