NIBRS identifies with precision when and where crime takes place, what form it takes, and the characteristics of its victims and perpetrators. Armed with such information, law enforcement can better define the resources it needs to fight crime, as well as use those resources in the most efficient and effective manner. For more information refer to A Guide to Understanding NIBRS, at https://ucr.fbi.gov/nibrs/2011/resources/a-guide-to-understanding-nibrs and The Benefits of NIBRS at https://ucr.fbi.gov/nibrs/2016/resource-pages/benefits-of-nibrs-participation-2016_final.pdf
In FY 2016, the FBI declared NIBRS a top priority when the FBI formally announced its plan to sunset the traditional Summary Reporting System (SRS) making NIBRS the data standard by January 1, 2021.
Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. § 45-27-9(13), "all law enforcement agencies to implement an incident-based reporting system within their agency or department that meets the reporting requirements of the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) of the Uniform Crime Reporting".
Below are differences between the Summary Reporting System (SRS) and NIBRS: