Kansas City Crime (NIBRS) Summary

data.kcmo.org | Last Updated 4 Dec 2017

In response to law enforcement’s need for more flexible, in-depth data, the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Program formulated the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NIBRS presents comprehensive, detailed information about crime incidents to law enforcement, researchers, governmental planners, students of crime, and the general public. A NIBRS fact sheet, written by the FBI can be found at http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/frequently-asked-questions/nibrs_faqs. This data set contains Group A Offenses for the entire City. Please visit http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/nibrs to learn more about NIBRS. The "Data Collection Guidelines" outlines how this data is structured and provides the exact definitions and methodology behind this data set.

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This dataset has the following 28 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Datedatecalendar_dateThese statistics are presented as a monthly snapshot, and therefore may have revisions in the future. However, the data are presented as tallied at the end of each month. So data marked for December 31st includes data for the entire month of December. The data normally takes a month or two to compile.
Calendar Yearcalendar_yeartextWhat year a crime occurred.
Fiscal Year Date/Timefiscal_yearcalendar_dateThe City's Fiscal Year runs from May 1st to April 30th. While this column only displays the year it is actually set as a date:time format and is set to the last day of the fiscal year. This allows for proper roll-ups in Socrata.
Homicide Offenseshomicide_offensesnumberDefinition: The killing of one human being by another.
Sex Offenses, Forciblesex_offenses_forciblenumberDefinition: Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will or not forcibly or against the person’s will in instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Assault Offensessex_offenses_non_forciblenumberDefinition: An unlawful attack by one person upon another. Note: By definition there can be no attempted assaults, only completed assaults.
Sex Offenses, Non-forcibleassault_offensesnumberDefinition: Unlawful, nonforcible sexual intercourse. Such as Incest or Statutory Rape
Kidnapping/Abductionkidnapping_abductionnumberDefinition: The unlawful seizure, transportation, and/or detention of a person against his/her will or of a minor without the consent of his/her custodial parent(s) or legal guardian. Note: Kidnaping/Abduction includes hostage-taking.
RobberyrobberynumberDefinition: The taking or attempting to take anything of value under confrontational circumstances from the control, custody, or care of another person by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm. Note: Because some type of assault is an element of the crime of Robbery, an assault should not be reported as a separate crime as long as it was performed in furtherance of the robbery. However, if the injury results in death, a Homicide Offense must also be reported. The victims of a robbery include not only those persons and other entities (businesses, financial institutions, etc.) from whom property was taken (or was attempted to be taken), but also those persons toward whom the robber(s) directed force or threat of force in perpetrating the offense. Therefore, although the primary victim in a bank robbery would be the Financial Institution, the teller toward whom the robber pointed a gun and made a demand should also be reported as a victim. Carjackings are Robbery offenses in which a motor vehicle is taken through force or threat of force. Report only a Robbery not a Motor Vehicle Theft.
ArsonarsonnumberDefinition: To unlawfully and intentionally damage or attempt to damage any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.
Extortion/Blackmailextortion_blackmailnumberDefinition: To unlawfully obtain money, property, or any other thing of value, either tangible or intangible, through the use or threat of force, misuse of authority, threat of criminal prosecution, threat of destruction of reputation or social standing, or through other coercive means
Burglary/Breaking and Enteringburglary_breaking_and_enteringnumberDefinition: The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft. Note: For NIBRS purposes, Larceny-theft is an element of Burglary and, therefore, should not be reported as a separate offense if associated with the unlawful entry of a structure.
Larceny/Theft Offenseslarceny_theft_offensesnumberDefinition: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another person.
Motor Vehicle Theftmotor_vehicle_theftnumberDefinition: The theft of a motor vehicle. Note: A motor vehicle is a self-propelled vehicle that runs on the surface of land and not on rails and that fits one of the following property descriptions: ! Automobiles - sedans, coupes, station wagons, convertibles, taxicabs, or other similar motor vehicles that serve the primary purpose of transporting people ! Buses - motor vehicles that are specifically designed (but not necessarily used) to transport groups of people on a commercial basis ! Recreational Vehicles - motor vehicles that are specifically designed (but not necessarily used) to transport people and also provide them temporary lodging for recreational purposes ! Trucks - motor vehicles that are specifically designed (but not necessarily used) to transport cargo ! Other Motor Vehicles - any other motor vehicles, e.g., motorcycles, motor scooters, trail bikes, mopeds, snowmobiles, or golf carts.
Fraud Offensesfraud_offensesnumberDefinition: The intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another person or other entity in reliance upon it to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right.
Counterfeiting/Forgerycounterfeiting_forgerynumberDefinition: The altering, copying, or imitation of something, without authority or right, with the intent to deceive or defraud by passing the copy or thing altered or imitated as that which is original or genuine or the selling, buying, or possession of an altered, copied, or imitated thing with the intent to deceive or defraud.
EmbezzlementembezzlementnumberDefinition: The unlawful misappropriation by an offender to his/her own use or purpose of money, property, or some other thing of value entrusted to his/her care, custody, or control
Stolen Property Offensesstolen_property_offensesnumberDefinition: Receiving, buying, selling, possessing, concealing, or transporting any property with the knowledge that it has been unlawfully taken, as by Burglary, Embezzlement, Fraud, Larceny, Robbery, etc.
Destruction/Damage/Vandalismdestruction_damage_vandalismnumberDefinition: To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it. Note: This offense is to be reported only if the reporting agency deems that substantial injury to property has occurred. The offense includes a broad range of injury to property, i.e., from deliberate, extensive destruction of property at one extreme to mischievous, less extensive damage at the other extreme. It does not include destruction or damage to property caused by the crime of Arson. Incidental damage resulting from another offense (e.g., Burglary or Robbery) is to be reported in this offense category only if the reporting agency deems the amount of damage to be substantial. For example, insubstantial damage, such as a broken window or forced door, should not be reported, but substantial damage, such as major structural damage caused by a truck backing into a storefront to gain admittance, should be reported. For the crime of Arson, however, incidental damage resulting from fighting the fire should be included as part of the loss caused by burning. The determination of whether the damage was substantial is left to the discretion of the reporting law enforcement agency and should not require burdensome damage assessments.
BriberybriberynumberDefinition: The offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of anything of value (i.e., a bribe, gratuity, or kickback) to sway the judgment or action of a person in a position of trust or influence. Note: If the bribery involves changing the outcome of a sporting contest or event, it should be reported under Gambling Offenses as Sports Tampering, not Bribery.
Drug/Narcotic Offensesdrug_narcotic_offensesnumberDefinition: The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use.
Gambling Offensesgambling_offensesnumberDefinition: To unlawfully bet or wager money or something else of value; assist, promote, or operate a game of chance for money or some other stake; possess or transmit wagering information; manufacture, sell, purchase, possess, or transport gambling equipment, devices, or goods; or tamper with the outcome of a sporting event or contest to gain a gambling advantage
Prostitution Offensesprostitution_offensesnumberDefinition: To unlawfully engage in or promote sexual activities for profit. Note: This offense involves prostitution by both males and females.
Pornography/Obscene Materialpornography_obscene_materialnumberDefinition: The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, publishing, sale, purchase, or possession of sexually explicit material, e.g., literature or photographs.
Weapon Law Violationsweapon_law_violationsnumberDefinition: The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons.
Total Crimes Against Personstotal_crimes_against_personnumberThis column contains the sum total for crimes against person(s). It is the sum of the following columns: Homicide Offenses, Sex Offenses, Forcible, Assault Offenses, Sex Offenses - Non-forcible, Kidnapping/Abduction
Total Crimes Against Propertytotal_crimes_against_propertynumberThis column contains the total crimes against property. It is a sum of the following columns: Robbery, Arson, Extortion/Blackmail, Burglary/Breaking and Entering, Larceny/Theft Offenses, Motor Vehicle Theft, Fraud Offenses, Counterfeiting/Forgery, Embezzlement, Stolen Property Offenses, Destruction/Damage/Vandalism, Bribery.
Total Crimes Against Societytotal_crimes_against_societynumberThis column contains the total number of crimes against society. This is a sum of the following columns: Drug/Narcotic Offenses, Gambling Offenses, Prostitution Offenses, Pornography/Obscene Material, Weapon Law Violations.