Q: How is the overall crime rate determined for the city each year, and is there anywhere online it can be accessed?
Overall crime rates in the city are based upon the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program developed by the FBI. Our RCI Unit is responsible for collecting this data and in turn uses this data for analysis of the crimes, of identifying known persons of interest in the crimes, and in solving these crimes. Much of the data is law enforcement sensitive and generally this information is not made public, however RCI unit officers do share some of this overall data at monthly neighborhood meetings. We do not make this
information available online at this time, however I encourage you to learn more about the meetings and neighborhood watch meetings by clicking here or here.