NIBRS Crime Statistics
The Fargo Police Department submits single and multiple-offense incidents to NIBRS through monthly electronic records. To maintain uniformity in reporting, the department counts various elements of an incident. Like the prior UCR, NIBRS includes the categories of Crimes Against Persons and Crimes Against Property. NIBRS data are based on five basic units of count: incidents; offenses; victims; known offenders; and arrestees. NIBRS also collects the additional category of Crimes Against Society, which are those offenses that represent society's prohibitions against certain activities such as gambling or prostitution.