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Posted on: April 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] DID YOU KNOW? The RCSO transitioned from Uniform Crime Reporting

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In 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with the Randolph County Information Technology Department, completed the software conversion from Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) to National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS), improving the overall quality of crime data collected and reported.   The new reporting format captures each criminal offense committed during each reported criminal incident.

NIBRS provides more concise and complete statistics of crime in Randolph County. Prior to 2021, crime statistics were reported in the format of Uniform Crime Reporting, which only counted the most serious crime committed during a criminal incident.

Submission of crime statistics to the SBI is voluntary. The primary objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for use by agencies for research and planning. However, citizens view crime statistics as a report card for law enforcement, and as social indicators when planning where to buy a home, open a business, or where to send their children to school.  

Crime statistics are generally reported under two categories of violent crimes and property crimes. Violent crimes include all degrees of murder, kidnapping, rape, sex offenses, human trafficking, robbery and assaults resulting in serious injury, that are categorized as felonies. Property crimes include all crimes that include theft or damage to property, such as but not limited to, burglary, larceny, fraud, identity theft, possession of stolen property, arson, etc. The crime rate is based on the number of crimes per 100,000 residents. Randolph County reportedly has 144,557 residents as of 2020.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office reports property crimes for the past 14 days on the Randolph County Property Crimes Dashboard to keep citizens informed.  The interactive Dashboard can be found online. In the spirit of transparency, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office worked closely with Randolph County Information Technology Department to create two additional online dashboards for annual crime statistic reporting for the citizens of Randolph County. Citizens may now see crime statistics for 2020, 2021 and so far for 2022. The crime statistics are provided using data extrapolated directly from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office records management system. To view and interact with the Randolph County Crime Statistics Dashboard, visit

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