The Kentwood Police Department utilizes data- and evidence-led approaches to understand and improve daily operations and services for our community. These data and reports have been created to promote transparency and accountability, and to make it easier for our community to be informed and learn more about the City of Kentwood's reported crimes, calls for service, and other data points.
The Kentwood Police Department utilizes a full-time crime analyst for providing detailed and timely crime analysis to all levels of the department. The analyst frequently reviews crime reports to identify crime patterns and trends, and performs statistical analysis to compare, and forecast future crime series. These processes assist command personnel in preparing for strategic action plans for personnel allocation.
The monthly reports below mainly focuses on incidents of violent and property-related crimes. Formal definitions of these offenses can be found here. Data for this report was extracted directly from the Kentwood Police Departments record management system. A police report is a formal document detailing circumstances of a criminal event brought to the attention of law enforcement. It should be noted that police reports are not the same as a call for service records. While reports may be filed as the result of a call for service, not all calls result in a report.
While the data provides a general overview of criminal activity that occurs across Kentwood, it is not reflective of all work performed by Kentwood officers and personnel. Kentwood Police Department utilizes the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Report (UCR) system to code data to state and national standards.
After receiving a report, police must investigate to determine whether a crime actually occurred. If there is sufficient evidence to support the complaint, personnel discern which category the incident falls under as defined by the FBI. The final offense designation may or may not be the same as the initial crime listed in the report.
For more information on UCR data collection, please visit https://www.fbi.gov/how-we-can-help-you/more-fbi-services-and-information/ucr
Please note the data published in these reports is subject to change. For additional information please contact Analyst Oliver at 616-656-6628 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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