U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Current and New Frontiers: Exploring How Place Matters Through Arkansas NIBRS Reporting Practices

NCJ Number
304715
Journal
Crime & Delinquency Volume: 67 Issue: 6-7 Dated: 2021 Pages: 941-969
Author(s)
Grant Drawve; Casey T. Harris; Shaun A. Thomas; Jyotishka Datta; Jack Cothren
Date Published
2021
Length
29 pages
Annotation

The current study focuses on criminal incidents reported to the National Incident Based Reporting System for the state of Arkansas, USA, in 2016.

 

Abstract

Arkansas law enforcement agencies are mandated to report their crime data to the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC). The current study attempts to showcase the advantages that will be gained by the collection of address-identified NIBRS data throughout Arkansas and for other states that follow suit. In particular, we compare (1) statewide NIBRS data that is publicly available to (2) the address-level data for the city of Little Rock. To illustrate this variation, we use Arkansas as an example of the spatial variation in crime occurrence at a macro-level then move toward meso and micro-level agency-based analyses. (Publisher Abstract)

Date Published: January 1, 2021