National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Unit

The National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is an incident-based reporting system for crimes known to the police. For each crime incident coming to the attention of law enforcement, a variety of data are collected about the incident. These data include the nature and types of specific offenses in the incident, characteristics of the victim(s) and offender(s), types and value of property stolen and recovered, and characteristics of persons arrested in connection with a crime incident.

Incident-based data provide an extremely large amount of information about the crime. The information is also organized in complex ways, reflecting the many different aspects of a crime incident. Therefore this website provides a Resource Guide for learning about, accessing, and using NIBRS data.

The Methuen Police Department NIBRS Reporting Officer submits the City of Methuen's Crime Stats to the state on a monthly basis.