RIMS RMS Tutorials

Two significant rules for reporting CIBRS information are the rule for “Acting in Concert” and “Same Place and Time.”   Acting in Concert requires all offenders commit or assist in the commission of every crime reported in a Case.  To that, all offenders must be aware of and consent to the commission of all the offenses; or even if nonconsenting, the offender’s actions demonstrate they assisted in committing these offenses. 

The second reporting rule is that all offense/s committed by the same offender, or group of offenders acting in concert, must have occurred at the same time and place. 

Typically, agencies must create a second Case to comply with these rules.  RIMS has a process to ‘split’ a Case, helping streamline the entry process for officers and records personnel.  This tutorial shows you how to do this.  

Two significant rules for reporting NIBRS information are the rule for “Acting in Concert” and “Same Place and Time.”   Acting in Concert requires all offenders commit or assist in the commission of every crime reported in a Case.  To that, all offenders must be aware of and consent to the commission of all the offenses; or even if nonconsenting, the offender’s actions demonstrate they assisted in committing these offenses. 

The second reporting rule is that all offense/s committed by the same offender, or group of offenders acting in concert, must have occurred at the same time and place. 

Typically, agencies must create a second Case to comply with these rules.  RIMS has a process to ‘split’ a Case, helping streamline the entry process for officers and records personnel.  This tutorial shows you how to do this.  

This tutorial illustrates how to add Unknown Suspects and Victims to a RIMS Case.  This feature provides a seamless way of adding this information pursuant to NIBRS rules.