LAPD records reveal flaws in crime reporting

LAPD October 2011 crime audit

This LAPD audit, pub­lished in Oc­to­ber 2011, looked at cases of rape, rob­bery, ag­grav­ated as­sault and simple as­sault and found one case out of 106 that was mis­clas­si­fied in a one-month peri­od in May 2011. That case should have been clas­si­fied as a simple as­sault, but was “overre­por­ted” as an ag­grav­ated as­sault. It is un­clear how many cases of each crime type were sampled, so it is dif­fi­cult to draw con­clu­sions from the audit’s res­ults.

Sources: Los Angeles Police Department