LAPD January 2011 assault audit
This 2011 LAPD audit found that 6% of the assault cases examined were misclassified as minor assaults. Even a relatively small error rate such as the one found in this audit would significantly increase the crime totals reported by the department. The audit does not include information needed to calculate the precise impact this error rate would have had on the department’s official crime totals.
Sources: Los Angeles Police Department