These statistics are generated from our Records Database, and are based upon the “Nature” of the call as it was assigned by our dispatch center. This particular report was chosen because it tends to be stable over time, while reports based upon specific laws and ordinances are subject to change.
For example, a crime could be reported to the dispatch center as “Suspicious Circumstances”. The officer assigned could later determine it was actually “Malicious Mischief” to a vehicle. During the course of the investigation it could be determined a “Vehicle Prowl” and “Theft” also occurred. Based upon the specifics of the case, the Prosecutor could choose to file charges on the “Theft” only, but later plead it down to “Trespassing”. How a case would be reported statistically, would depend upon when the report was generated and would only be reported as “Trespassing” when the case finally reached a conclusion.