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NIBRS Incident Reports


Since September 2019, the Boston Police Department has submitted incident data to the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Obtained through a public records request, this dataset provides additional incident information not tracked in the BPD's Crime Incident Reports

The City of Boston has made only the data for September 2019 through December 2019 available. Data for 2020 will not be available until 2021.

Like the Crime Incident Reports dataset, each row in the original dataset corresponds to a single offense. An incident may include multiple offenses.

Note: the original dataset includes additional columns that Woke Windows does not yet ingest.

Field Name Description
Incident Number
Offense Code the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) code for the offense
Offense Type a description of the alleged offense
Attempted or Completed whether the offense was "attempted" or "completed"
Number of Crimes (offense-level property)
Number of Victims (offense-level property)
Number of Stolen Vehicles (offense-level property)
Number of Recovered Vehicles (offense-level property)
Method of Entry in the case of a burglary offense, whether entry was "forced" or "not forced"
Location Type the type of place where the incident happened
Incident Clearance the incident's resolution (e.g., if a suspected offender was arrested)
Number of Victims in Incident (incident-level property)
Number of Offenders in Incident (incident-level property)
Number of Arrestees in Incident (incident-level property)