Indiana Rep. Dave Ober Pushes Crime Data Bill

The bill would require law enforcement agencies to report crime statistics to state police.

by Lisa M. Esquivel Long, The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.) / February 21, 2017
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(TNS ) -- State Rep. Dave Ober’s (R-82nd) proposal that would require local law enforcement to report crime statistics to the Indiana State Police passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday.

“I was approached by the Indiana State Police to author this bill,” Ober said in a news release. “Currently, it is suggested that local law enforcement agencies report this data to the state police. This bill would require it. Better reporting will help us get a more accurate picture of where crime is happening and where we need to direct our resources.”

Ober said ISP uses the National Incident-Based Reporting System, which is also used by the FBI, to collect data statewide.

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