LAPD records reveal flaws in crime reporting

LAPD 2005 assault audit

This 2005 audit found 11% of minor as­saults re­viewed should have been clas­si­fied as ser­i­ous as­saults. The num­ber of ser­i­ous as­saults in the city dur­ing the six-month peri­od covered by the audit would have been more than 10% high­er than what was re­por­ted by the LAPD, tak­ing in­to ac­count ser­i­ous as­saults that should have been re­por­ted as minor ones. The de­part­ment did not pub­licly re­lease the find­ings of this audit un­til 2011.

Sources: Los Angeles Police Department