FBI’s national crime stats routinely miss a fifth of local, state agencies

For the first time in 20 years, the national law enforcement reporting rate fell below 70% in 2021, primarily due to the FBI's transition to the National Incident-Based Reporting System. As 2022 rolled around, many law enforcement agencies across the country were not NIBRS-certified in time to submit their 2021 crime data. In 2022, the national reporting rate increased by 11 percentage points.