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Data Specifications Updates 2021

This listing identifies the portions of the 2021 OIBRS Data Specifications manual that have been revised/updated from the 2020 manual.

  • Added victim injury type code 8=Gunshot Wound to Data Element #48 (Type of Injury). Updated description of victim injury type code 2=Possible Internal Injury to reflect the addition of 8=Gunshot Wound.
  • Updated Coding Structure explanation for Data Element #49 (Victim/Suspect Link) to specify victim/suspect link data is to be reported for victim types I (Individual) or P (Police Officer), not just for victims of crimes against Individuals or Robberies.
  • Added sentence to Options for Participation on p. 103 that mentions separate documentation will provide information on the option to report through the OIBRS Validate/Upload service format.
  • For Data Element #19 (Hate/Bias Crime) moved hate/bias general value of 50=Other Bias Incident out from under the Sexual Orientation Bias grouping to its own space just above the values N, R, and U.

The Implied Edits for the following ORCs in Appendix A have been updated to reflect the addition of victim injury type code
8=Gunshot Wound to applicable existing edits. Includes all subsections unless otherwise noted.

2903.11
2903.13
2903.14
2903.15
2903.21
2903.211
2903.22
2903.34
2903.341
2907.02
2907.03
2919.22
2919.25
2921.05
2921.33 (plus only 2921.33A and 2921.33B)
2921.38