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  • Study examines accuracy of arrest data in FBI's NIBRS crime database

    Photo of U. of I. social work professor Ted Cross standing in the lobby of the School of Social Work

    A team of researchers led by Theodore P. Cross examined the accuracy of arrest data in the FBI’s National Incident-Based Report System for crimes that occurred in Massachusetts. Cross is a professor of social work and senior research specialist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Ted Cross, call 781-640-4532; email

    To reach Alex Wagner, call 404-727-5385; email

    The paper “The accuracy of arrest data in the National Incident-Based Reporting Systems (NIBRS)” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1177/00111287211067180