New UCR Project
The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division has chartered the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) New Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Project to manage the acquisition, development, and integration of a new and improved data collection system. This project is a top priority for the CJIS Division and the FBI UCR Program. The stated goal for this project is to improve the accuracy and timeliness of the crime data collection and delivery process. The national UCR Program plans to have the New UCR System fully operational in 2017. The New UCR Project will:
- Provide enhanced data management tools for greater efficiency in data collection, processing and maintenance of crime data.
- Provide automated processes.
- Provide tailored reports on an as-needed basis.
- Provide a streamlined publication process that will give users quicker access to the data.
New UCR Project Status—February 2017
The New UCR System has moved from a development status to initial operating capability. Currently, the new system is ingesting data for all 50 states. The new system will run in parallel with the existing mainframe until achieving final operational capability in calendar year 2017.