LAPD records reveal flaws in crime reporting

LAPD 2010 crime audit

This 2010 LAPD audit found that 3% of in­cid­ents re­viewed were mis­clas­si­fied as minor crimes. This audit does not in­clude in­form­a­tion needed to cal­cu­late the pre­cise im­pact the er­ror rate would have had on the de­part­ment’s of­fi­cial crime totals. The de­part­ment did not pub­licly re­lease the find­ings of this audit un­til 2011.

Sources: Los Angeles Police Department