LAPD records reveal flaws in crime reporting

LAPD 2009 assault audit

This 2009 LAPD audit found that 10% of the as­saults re­viewed were mis­clas­si­fied as minor in­cid­ents. At that er­ror rate, the total num­ber of ser­i­ous as­saults in the city dur­ing the six-month peri­od covered by the audit would have been 32% high­er than what was re­por­ted by the LAPD. The de­part­ment did not pub­licly re­lease the find­ings of this audit un­til 2011.

Sources: Los Angeles Police Department