Five Things to Know About Crime Data
The Incidents + Crime Dashboard reports Part I classifictions of crimes. These statistics are reported to the FBI and are referred to as Uniform Crime Reporting. This initiative attempts to create standarized reporting for various types of major crimes. There are 5 important things to note:
- Things have changed over time
- There are differences between agencies
- There are two classification systems
- Compliance is voluntary
- It is based on reported crimes
For a deep dive on the details of these points, click here.
Public Information Bulletin
Summaries of publicly available police reports can be found on the Public Information Bulletin.
The Public Information bulletin contains limited details on cases such as, case type, block level location, and case details. This is updated on a regular basis.
Incidents + Crime Dashboard
Explore an interactive dashboard from the South Bend Police Department. This dashboard contains a map of recent crime related calls, crime stats, and definitions of crime data terms.
⬣ Please note: The incidents on the Incident Map are calls that could become Part I Crime counts but are not officially determined and tallied until the following month. For the actual Part I Crime counts, please look at the Crime Summary Dashboard.
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Click here to learn about using the Crime Dashboard features, and to get more information on the data that it contains.
Data Sources: South Bend Board of Public Safety in addition to other Police databases.