Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), 48567-48568 [2015-19939]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 156 / Thursday, August 13, 2015 / Notices Dated: August 10, 2015. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice [FR Doc. 2015–19909 Filed 8–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–0325] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; Comments Requested Research To Support the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until November 12, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Jennifer Truman, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (email: Jennifer.Truman@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202–307–0765). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Aug 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 information to be collected can be enhanced; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Methodological research to support the redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form numbers not available for generic clearance. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the Office of Justice Programs. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Persons 12 years or older living in sampled households located throughout the United States. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistics on the criminal victimization in the U.S. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimate of the total number of respondents is 20,000. The average length of interview will vary by the type of interview conducted. Completing the crime screener and incident report is estimated to take the average interviewed respondent 15–30 minutes to respond, while a cognitive interview for testing alternative methods for measuring victimization may take 1– 2 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 12,075 total burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48567 Dated: August 10, 2015. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2015–19907 Filed 8–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1110–0058] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with established review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 13, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: All comments, suggestions, or questions regarding additional information, to include obtaining a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, should be directed to Mr. Samuel Berhanu, Unit Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, Module E–3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306, or facsimile to (304) 625–3566. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Comments should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 48568 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 156 / Thursday, August 13, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques of other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: National Incident-Based Reporting System. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1110–0058. Sponsor: Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: City, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies. Abstract: Under U.S. Code, Title 28, Section 534, Acquisition, Preservation, and Exchange of Identification Records; Appointment of Officials, June 11, 1930; Public Law 109–177 (H.R. 3199), March 9, 2006, USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005; PL 110– 457, Title II, Section 237(a), (b), December 23, 2008, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act of 2008, and Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, April 28, 2009, this collection requests Incident data from city, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies in order for the FBI UCR Program to serve as the national clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of incident data and to publish these statistics in Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted. NIBRS is an incidentbased reporting system in which law enforcement collects data on each crime occurrence. Designed to be generated as a byproduct of local, state, and federal automated records systems, currently, the NIBRS collects data on each incident and arrest within 23 crime categories made up of 49 specific crimes called Group A offenses. For each of the offenses coming to the attention of law enforcement, various facts about the crime are collected. In addition to the Group A offenses, there are 10 Group B VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Aug 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 offense categories for which only arrest data are reported. The most significant difference between NIBRS and the traditional Summary Reporting System (SRS) is the degree of detail in reporting. In reporting data via the traditional SRS, law enforcement agencies tally the occurrences of eight Part I crimes. NIBRS is capable of producing more detailed, accurate, and meaningful data because data are collected about when and where crime takes place, what form it takes, and the characteristics of its victims and perpetrators. Although most of the general concepts for collecting, scoring, and reporting UCR data in the SRS apply in the NIBRS, such as jurisdictional rules, there are some important differences in the two systems. The most notable differences that give the NIBRS an advantage over the SRS are: No Hierarchy Rule, in a multiple-offense incident NIBRS reports every offense occurring during the incident where SRS would report just the most serious offense and the lowerlisted offense would not be reported; NIBRS provides revised, expanded, and new offense definitions; NIBRS provides more specificity in reporting offenses, using NIBRS offense and arrest data for 23 Group A offense categories can be reported while in the SRS eight Part I offenses can be reported; NIBRS can distinguish between attempted and completed Group A crimes; NIBRS also provides crimes against society while the SRS does not; the victim-to-offender data, circumstance reporting, drug related offenses, offenders suspected use of drugs, and computer crime is expanded in NIBRS; the NIBRS update reports are directly tied to the original incident submitted. The Group A offense categories include arson, assault offenses, bribery, burglary/breaking and entering, counterfeiting/forgery, destruction/damage/vandalism of property, drug/narcotic offenses, embezzlement, extortion/blackmail, fraud offenses, gambling offenses, homicide offenses, human trafficking, kidnapping/abduction, larceny/theft offenses, motor vehicle theft, pornography/obscene material, prostitution offenses, robbery, sex offenses, sex offenses/non-forcible, stolen property offenses, and weapon law violations. The Group B offense categories include bad checks, curfew/ loitering/vagrancy violations, disorderly conduct, DUI, drunkenness, family offenses/nonviolent, liquor law violations, peeping tom, trespass of real property, and all other offenses. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respond: There are approximately 6,420 law enforcement agencies. The amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond is two hours monthly which totals to an annual hour burden of 24 hours. The 2 hours to respond is the time it takes for the agencies records management system (RMS) to download the NIBRS and send to the FBI. By design, law enforcement agencies generate NIBRS data as a byproduct of their RMS. Therefore, a law enforcement agency builds its system to suit its own individual needs, including all of the information required for administration and operation; then forwards only the data required by the NIBRS to participate in the FBI UCR Program. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with this collection: There are approximately 154,080 hours, annual burden, associated with this information collection. The total number of respondents is 6,420 with a total annual hour burden of 24 hours, (6,420 × 24 = 154,080 total annual hours). If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2015–19939 Filed 8–12–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–0317] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; 2016/2018 Identity Theft Supplement (ITS) Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice. AGENCY: 30-Day notice; Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. ACTION: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[OMB Number 1110-0058]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, 
Comments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; 
National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)

AGENCY: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice.

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Criminal Justice Information Services Division has submitted the 
following information collection request to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 
established review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: The proposed information collection is published to obtain 
comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged 
and will be accepted until October 13, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: All comments, suggestions, or 
questions regarding additional information, to include obtaining a copy 
of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, 
should be directed to Mr. Samuel Berhanu, Unit Chief, Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, 
Module E-3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306, 
or facsimile to (304) 625-3566.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of 
information are encouraged. Comments should address one or more of the 
following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;

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    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques of 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of information collection: Revision of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: National Incident-Based 
Reporting System.
    (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of 
the department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1110-0058. 
Sponsor: Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau 
of Investigation, Department of Justice.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract:
    Primary: City, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement 
agencies.
    Abstract: Under U.S. Code, Title 28, Section 534, Acquisition, 
Preservation, and Exchange of Identification Records; Appointment of 
Officials, June 11, 1930; Public Law 109-177 (H.R. 3199), March 9, 
2006, USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005; PL 110-
457, Title II, Section 237(a), (b), December 23, 2008, the William 
Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act of 2008, and 
Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, April 28, 2009, this 
collection requests Incident data from city, county, state, tribal and 
federal law enforcement agencies in order for the FBI UCR Program to 
serve as the national clearinghouse for the collection and 
dissemination of incident data and to publish these statistics in Crime 
in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, and Law Enforcement 
Officers Killed and Assaulted. NIBRS is an incident-based reporting 
system in which law enforcement collects data on each crime occurrence. 
Designed to be generated as a byproduct of local, state, and federal 
automated records systems, currently, the NIBRS collects data on each 
incident and arrest within 23 crime categories made up of 49 specific 
crimes called Group A offenses. For each of the offenses coming to the 
attention of law enforcement, various facts about the crime are 
collected. In addition to the Group A offenses, there are 10 Group B 
offense categories for which only arrest data are reported. The most 
significant difference between NIBRS and the traditional Summary 
Reporting System (SRS) is the degree of detail in reporting. In 
reporting data via the traditional SRS, law enforcement agencies tally 
the occurrences of eight Part I crimes. NIBRS is capable of producing 
more detailed, accurate, and meaningful data because data are collected 
about when and where crime takes place, what form it takes, and the 
characteristics of its victims and perpetrators. Although most of the 
general concepts for collecting, scoring, and reporting UCR data in the 
SRS apply in the NIBRS, such as jurisdictional rules, there are some 
important differences in the two systems. The most notable differences 
that give the NIBRS an advantage over the SRS are: No Hierarchy Rule, 
in a multiple-offense incident NIBRS reports every offense occurring 
during the incident where SRS would report just the most serious 
offense and the lower-listed offense would not be reported; NIBRS 
provides revised, expanded, and new offense definitions; NIBRS provides 
more specificity in reporting offenses, using NIBRS offense and arrest 
data for 23 Group A offense categories can be reported while in the SRS 
eight Part I offenses can be reported; NIBRS can distinguish between 
attempted and completed Group A crimes; NIBRS also provides crimes 
against society while the SRS does not; the victim-to-offender data, 
circumstance reporting, drug related offenses, offenders suspected use 
of drugs, and computer crime is expanded in NIBRS; the NIBRS update 
reports are directly tied to the original incident submitted. The Group 
A offense categories include arson, assault offenses, bribery, 
burglary/breaking and entering, counterfeiting/forgery, destruction/
damage/vandalism of property, drug/narcotic offenses, embezzlement, 
extortion/blackmail, fraud offenses, gambling offenses, homicide 
offenses, human trafficking, kidnapping/abduction, larceny/theft 
offenses, motor vehicle theft, pornography/obscene material, 
prostitution offenses, robbery, sex offenses, sex offenses/non-
forcible, stolen property offenses, and weapon law violations. The 
Group B offense categories include bad checks, curfew/loitering/
vagrancy violations, disorderly conduct, DUI, drunkenness, family 
offenses/nonviolent, liquor law violations, peeping tom, trespass of 
real property, and all other offenses.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There are 
approximately 6,420 law enforcement agencies. The amount of time 
estimated for an average respondent to respond is two hours monthly 
which totals to an annual hour burden of 24 hours. The 2 hours to 
respond is the time it takes for the agencies records management system 
(RMS) to download the NIBRS and send to the FBI. By design, law 
enforcement agencies generate NIBRS data as a by-product of their RMS. 
Therefore, a law enforcement agency builds its system to suit its own 
individual needs, including all of the information required for 
administration and operation; then forwards only the data required by 
the NIBRS to participate in the FBI UCR Program.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with this collection: There are approximately 154,080 hours, annual 
burden, associated with this information collection. The total number 
of respondents is 6,420 with a total annual hour burden of 24 hours, 
(6,420 x 24 = 154,080 total annual hours).
    If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice 
Management Division, United States Department of Justice, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3E.405B, Washington, DC 
20530.

Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, United States Department of 
Justice.
[FR Doc. 2015-19939 Filed 8-12-15; 8:45 am]
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