LAPD records reveal flaws in crime reporting

Stabbing case classified as simple assault

Nagi El­hadary al­legedly at­tacked his preg­nant girl­friend, stabbing her with a pair of scis­sors. The case should have been clas­si­fied as an ag­grav­ated as­sault, ac­cord­ing to FBI re­port­ing rules and crime-cod­ing ex­perts. The LAPD re­por­ted it as a simple as­sault; such crimes are not in­cluded in the city’s ser­i­ous vi­ol­ent crime stat­ist­ics.