LAPD records reveal flaws in crime reporting

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