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The Illinois State Police says it's having success with its first year of participation in the National Incident Based Reporting System. The ISP became certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in January of last year to participate in the program.

Since the start of the program, over 300 law enforcement agencies have now converted to National Incident Based Reporting System.

Under the reporting program, details on each crime incident are captured, as well as on separate offenses within the same incident, including information on victims, known offenders, weapons used in all violent crime, and other data.

The system can be used to track crime and other trends. ISP Director Brendan Kelly says the says the reporting system enhances crime fighting efforts by providing critical data.