City Audit Finds Minor Discrepencies in Crime Stats, Says DPD Needs Computers
After giving the DPD a gentle pat on the back for making "a good faith effort to comply" with the UCR guidelines -- which, the auditor acknowledges, are open to interpretation -- he goes on to note that "there are opportunities for DPD to improve UCR compliance and crime reporting." The auditor found, after a random sampling of reports, that there were 11 "forcible rapes" not included among the 499 reported by the department in '08. Eight aggravated assaults and one robbery also weren't counted -- a percentage of a percentage point of a change in the final tally.
But the biggest thing is: DPD needs new computers. Like, yesterday. Which the city council acknowledged in January, when it authorized spending $7.4 million on new records management system for DPD, the courts and Dallas Fire-Rescue. What -- the LINC ain't good enough for ya? Dallas Police Department Crime Stat Audit