Version 1.045January 5, 2000 -- The incident numbers used with the NIBRS Incident Report form are of the form ##xxxxxyyyyy, where ## is the last two digits of the year, xxxxx is the UIC and yyyyy is the sequential incident number. This format is inherently Y2K noncompliant. That is, one cannot be absolutely sure that an incident whose number starts with 00 occurred in the year 2000.
To correct this problem, we have modified a key STARS index today. With version 1.045, when you view the case control screen displaying incidents listed in descending order by incident number, the ones starting with 00 will precede those starting with 99.