National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) was implemented to improve the overall quality of crime data collected by law enforcement. It captures details on each crime incident and separate offenses within the same incident. Data includes information on victims, known offenders, relationships between victims and offenders, arrestees, and property involved in crimes. (Source: FBI

NIBRS statistics are a well-used data point in how law enforcement agencies are judged by the federal government, media, and the public. Crime rates, arrests, and domestic violence are a few of the key indicators people look to on agency effectiveness.

One of the data categories focused on is an agency’s clearance rate, the number of cases closed and cleared compared to the number of active cases. Every year the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) publishes “Crime in Tennessee”, a comprehensive statewide look at crime statistics.

In 2020, the average clearance rate in Tennessee was 39.10%. CivicEye customer agencies’ average clearance rate was 53.81%, a 38% increase over the state average.

Tennessee’s crime data are derived from NIBRS reports voluntarily submitted to the FBI. In 2020, the FBI estimated crime statistics for Tennessee are based on data received from 463 of 464 law enforcement agencies in the state that year. (Source: Interactive Crime Data Explorer)

State reporting can be time-consuming for officers and clerks, with duplicate data entry and reworking reports to ensure state compliance. While the credit for this remarkable number goes to the men and women of our client organizations and their work to ensure public safety, CivicEye is proud to partner with agencies and help provide them with a tool to assist in achieving these extraordinary results.


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