|For a User Guide on how to use CrimeReports
The Elk Grove Police Department has partnered with CrimeReports.com to make crime statistics available to the public via the internet. The service is free to the general public, and allows members of the community to access statistical information that show locations of recent crimes and crime trends taking place in Elk Grove.
Members of the community can also register their email address with CrimeReports.com in order to receive email alerts regarding reported crimes in specific areas or neighborhoods of interest to them.
A description for the fields included in CrimeReports.com are:
|Date:||This is the date that the event was entered into the Police Department’s Record Management system.|
|Event Location:||This is the 100th block address and intersection information. CrimeReports.com translates address data into block level data. This means that if an incident occurs at 8380 Laguna Palms Way, it will show up as 8300 block of Laguna Palms Way.|
|Event Type:||Type of crime reported. (Information concerning incidents involving sex crimes, domestic violence and other offenses set forth in Government Code 6254(f) are restricted and will not be displayed).|
|Identifier:||A report number automatically generated by the Police Department’s Police Department’s Record Management system.|
The Elk Grove Police Department believes that CrimeReports.com will help members of the community understand what types of crimes that are occurring in their neighborhoods, as well as encourage residents to call the police when they see suspicious activity taking place.
Yearly Crime Statistics
The Federal Bureau of Investigation releases statistical crime reports and publications, detailing specific offenses and outlining trends that can help individuals better understand crime threats both nationally and locally (http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats).
The Crime in the U.S. report is the most comprehensive analysis of violent crime and property crime in the nation. The annual publication compiles volume and rate of crime offenses for the nation, the states, and many cities and counties
In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force.
The data presented in Crime in the U.S. reflects the Hierarchy Rule, which requires that only the most serious offense in a multiple-offense criminal incident be counted. The descending order of UCR violent crimes are murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, followed by the property crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. Although arson is also a property crime, the Hierarchy Rule does not apply to the offense of arson. In cases in which an arson occurs in conjunction with another violent or property crime, both the arson and the additional crime are reported.
Below are the UCR crime statistics (add associated links), as reported to the FBI by the Elk Grove Police Department (EGPD). Be advised that EGPD was created in June of 2006. 2007 was the first full year in which crime statistics were reported to the FBI.