Important Note: In November 2013, Eugene Police converted to a new format for categorizing and reporting crime that is expected to be mandated by the federal government in the near future. The switch was made from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) format to Oregon National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The reporting systems use divergent rules that if compared might result in inaccurate conclusions about crime rate changes. Under UCR, the top most serious crime is the one the agency reports (with a couple exceptions), and with NIBRS, all of an incident’s crimes (up to a total of 22) are reported. Due to this, 2014, 2015, and 2016 will all be baseline years for EPD crime statistics, and EPD will not be able to provide comparisons with crime rates from previous years.