The Impact of NIBRS on the Quality of Homicide Data

Lynn A. Addington, University at Albany
Colin Loftin, University at Albany
David McDowall, University at Albany

This paper will compare homicide data reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting System using the Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) format with that reported using the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) format to judge the impact NIBRS reporting has on the nature and quality of homicide data.

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