Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Change of an Approved Collection; National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), 254-255 [2021-28493]

Download as PDF 254 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 4, 2022 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation [OMB Number 1110–0068] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, is 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: The Department of Justice encourages public comment and will accept input until February 3, 2022. ADDRESSES: 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 Gerry Lynn Brovey, Supervisory Information Liaison Specialist, FBI, CJIS, Resources Management Section, Administrative Unit, Module C–2, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306; phone: 304–625–4320 or email glbrovey@fbi.gov. Written comments and/or recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUMMARY: 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 [Component or Office name], 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, tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 Jan 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the 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 Dated: December 29, 2021. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for the PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2021–28498 Filed 1–3–22; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Bureau of Investigation [OMB Number 1110–0058] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension With Change of an Approved Collection; National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice (DOJ). ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The DOJ, FBI, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until March 7, 2022. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 FBI, 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 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). SUMMARY: 1. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. 2. The Title of the Form/Collection: Records Modification Form. 3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: FD–1115. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: This form is utilized by criminal justice and affiliated judicial agencies to request appropriate modification of criminal history information from an individual’s record. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 105 respondents are authorized to complete the form which would require approximately 5 minutes. The total number of respondents is reoccurring with an annual response of 79,756. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 6,646 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required, contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 4, 2022 / Notices tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICE Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection: Revision of an 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: The form number is 1110–0058. The applicable component within the DOJ is the CJIS Division of the FBI. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies (LEAs). Abstract: Under Title 28, United States Code (U.S.C.), section (§ ) 534, subsections (a) and (c); the Uniform Federal Crime Reporting Act of 1988, 34 U.S.C. 41303; the Hate Crime Statistics Act, 34 U.S.C. 41305, modified by the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act (2009), Public Law (Pub. L.) § 4708; the AntiArson Act of 1982, 18 U.S.C. 841 note; the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, 34 U.S.C. 41309; the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, Public Law 109–177, 307, subsection (e) Reporting of Cargo Theft, 120 Statutes at Large 193, 240 (2006); and 34 U.S.C. 12532, this collection requests incident data from federal, state, local, and tribal LEAs in order for the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program to serve as the national clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of incident data and to release these statistics in the following publications: Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and National Incident-Based Reporting System. NIBRS is a data collection which allows LEAs to collect information on each crime occurrence. The FBI designed NIBRS to generate data as a byproduct of federal, state, and local automated records management systems (RMS). NIBRS collects data on each incident and arrest within 28 crime categories comprised of 71 specific crimes called Group A offenses. For each of the offenses coming to the attention of law enforcement, various details about the crime are collected. In addition to the Group A offenses, arrest data only are reported for 13 Group B offense categories. When reporting data via the traditional Summary Reporting System (SRS), LEAs tally the occurrences of 10 Part I crimes. The most significant difference between NIBRS and the traditional SRS VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 Jan 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 is the degree of detail in reporting. NIBRS is capable of producing more detailed, accurate, and meaningful information 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 the UCR data in the SRS apply in NIBRS (e.g., jurisdictional rules), there are some important differences between the two data collection systems. The SRS employs the Hierarchy Rule, i.e., in a multipleoffense incident, only the most serious offense is reported, and only 10 Part I offenses can be reported. The many advantages NIBRS has over the SRS include, but are not limited to, reports up to 10 offenses occurring during the incident; revised, expanded, and new offense definitions; more specificity in reporting and using offense and arrest data for 28 Group A offense categories encompassing 71 crimes; distinguishes between attempted and completed Group A crimes; provides crimes against society; includes victim-to-offender data, circumstance, drug-related offenses, offenders suspected use of drugs, and expanded computer crime; and provides updated reports tied directly to the original incident. The Group A offense categories include animal cruelty; arson; assault offenses; bribery; burglary/breaking and entering; commerce violations; * counterfeiting/ forgery; destruction/damage/vandalism of property; drug/narcotic offenses; embezzlement; espionage; * extortion/ blackmail; fraud offenses; fugitive offenses; * gambling offenses; homicide offenses; human trafficking; immigration violations; * kidnapping/ abduction; larceny/theft offenses; motor vehicle theft; pornography/obscene material; prostitution offenses; robbery; sex offenses; stolen property offenses; treason; * and weapon law violations. The 13 Group B offense categories, for which only arrest data are collected, include bad checks; bond default; * curfew/loitering/vagrancy violations; disorderly conduct; driving under the influence; drunkenness; family offenses, nonviolent; federal resource violation; * liquor law violations; peeping tom; perjury; * trespass of real property; and all other offenses. (Offense categories followed by an asterisk (*) denote those reported by federal and tribal LEAs only.) In 2019, NIBRS began collecting additional data values to capture information on domestic violence, cargo theft, and negligent manslaughter. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 255 estimated for an average respondent to respond: The number of LEAs submitting data to the FBI UCR Program via NIBRS as of September 7, 2021 is 10,284. The FBI designed NIBRS to generate data as a byproduct of federal, state, and local automated RMS. Many LEAs have RMS capable of producing a myriad of statistics to meet their particular needs. LEAs forward only the data required by NIBRS to participate in the FBI UCR Program. Each month, it takes approximately two hours for an average respondent to respond, which is an annual burden of 24 hours. Two hours is the time required for a law enforcement agency’s RMS to download NIBRS data and send the information to the state UCR program (if applicable). The state UCR program then forwards the data to the FBI. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with the NIBRS data collection is 237,000 hours (9,875 LEAs × 24 hours annually = 237,000 total annual hours). If additional information is required, contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: December 29, 2021. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for the PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Federal Bureau of Investigation

[OMB Number 1110-0058]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection 
eComments Requested; Extension With Change of an Approved Collection; 
National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)

AGENCY: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice 
(DOJ).

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The DOJ, FBI, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) 
Division, will be submitting the following information collection 
request to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval 
in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until 
March 7, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

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 FBI, 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 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).

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Overview of This Information Collection

    1. Type of Information Collection: Revision of an 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: The form number is 1110-0058. 
The applicable component within the DOJ is the CJIS Division of the 
FBI.
    4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract:
    Primary: Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies 
(LEAs).
    Abstract: Under Title 28, United States Code (U.S.C.), section 
(Sec.  ) 534, subsections (a) and (c); the Uniform Federal Crime 
Reporting Act of 1988, 34 U.S.C. 41303; the Hate Crime Statistics Act, 
34 U.S.C. 41305, modified by the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., 
Hate Crimes Prevention Act (2009), Public Law (Pub. L.) Sec.  4708; the 
Anti-Arson Act of 1982, 18 U.S.C. 841 note; the William Wilberforce 
Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, 34 U.S.C. 
41309; the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, 
Public Law 109-177, 307, subsection (e) Reporting of Cargo Theft, 120 
Statutes at Large 193, 240 (2006); and 34 U.S.C. 12532, this collection 
requests incident data from federal, state, local, and tribal LEAs in 
order for the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program to serve as the 
national clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of incident 
data and to release these statistics in the following publications: 
Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, Law Enforcement 
Officers Killed and Assaulted, and National Incident-Based Reporting 
System. NIBRS is a data collection which allows LEAs to collect 
information on each crime occurrence. The FBI designed NIBRS to 
generate data as a byproduct of federal, state, and local automated 
records management systems (RMS). NIBRS collects data on each incident 
and arrest within 28 crime categories comprised of 71 specific crimes 
called Group A offenses. For each of the offenses coming to the 
attention of law enforcement, various details about the crime are 
collected. In addition to the Group A offenses, arrest data only are 
reported for 13 Group B offense categories. When reporting data via the 
traditional Summary Reporting System (SRS), LEAs tally the occurrences 
of 10 Part I crimes.
    The most significant difference between NIBRS and the traditional 
SRS is the degree of detail in reporting. NIBRS is capable of producing 
more detailed, accurate, and meaningful information 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 the UCR 
data in the SRS apply in NIBRS (e.g., jurisdictional rules), there are 
some important differences between the two data collection systems. The 
SRS employs the Hierarchy Rule, i.e., in a multiple-offense incident, 
only the most serious offense is reported, and only 10 Part I offenses 
can be reported. The many advantages NIBRS has over the SRS include, 
but are not limited to, reports up to 10 offenses occurring during the 
incident; revised, expanded, and new offense definitions; more 
specificity in reporting and using offense and arrest data for 28 Group 
A offense categories encompassing 71 crimes; distinguishes between 
attempted and completed Group A crimes; provides crimes against 
society; includes victim-to-offender data, circumstance, drug-related 
offenses, offenders suspected use of drugs, and expanded computer 
crime; and provides updated reports tied directly to the original 
incident. The Group A offense categories include animal cruelty; arson; 
assault offenses; bribery; burglary/breaking and entering; commerce 
violations; * counterfeiting/forgery; destruction/damage/vandalism of 
property; drug/narcotic offenses; embezzlement; espionage; * extortion/
blackmail; fraud offenses; fugitive offenses; * gambling offenses; 
homicide offenses; human trafficking; immigration violations; * 
kidnapping/abduction; larceny/theft offenses; motor vehicle theft; 
pornography/obscene material; prostitution offenses; robbery; sex 
offenses; stolen property offenses; treason; * and weapon law 
violations. The 13 Group B offense categories, for which only arrest 
data are collected, include bad checks; bond default; * curfew/
loitering/vagrancy violations; disorderly conduct; driving under the 
influence; drunkenness; family offenses, nonviolent; federal resource 
violation; * liquor law violations; peeping tom; perjury; * trespass of 
real property; and all other offenses. (Offense categories followed by 
an asterisk (*) denote those reported by federal and tribal LEAs only.) 
In 2019, NIBRS began collecting additional data values to capture 
information on domestic violence, cargo theft, and negligent 
manslaughter.
    5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of 
time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The number of LEAs 
submitting data to the FBI UCR Program via NIBRS as of September 7, 
2021 is 10,284. The FBI designed NIBRS to generate data as a byproduct 
of federal, state, and local automated RMS. Many LEAs have RMS capable 
of producing a myriad of statistics to meet their particular needs. 
LEAs forward only the data required by NIBRS to participate in the FBI 
UCR Program. Each month, it takes approximately two hours for an 
average respondent to respond, which is an annual burden of 24 hours. 
Two hours is the time required for a law enforcement agency's RMS to 
download NIBRS data and send the information to the state UCR program 
(if applicable). The state UCR program then forwards the data to the 
FBI.
    6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with 
the NIBRS data collection is 237,000 hours (9,875 LEAs x 24 hours 
annually = 237,000 total annual hours).
    If additional information is required, contact: Melody Braswell, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two 
Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: December 29, 2021.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for the PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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