Part 1 Crimes in Fort Collins (per 1,000 population)

Desired Result:  Below Target

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Analysis of Performance

Note for Q4 2020: FCPS switched to a new Records Management System (RMS) in early December 2020 and we are having some challenges in retrieving data from the new system at this point.  We are working on this and hope to have this reporting up and running soon.  Once that happens, we will get the Q4 numbers updated and will enter an analysis statement as well.  (BC)

Metric Definition
Part 1 crimes are defined by the FBI as: Aggravated Assault, Arson, Auto Theft, Burglary, Homicide, Rape, Robbery, and Theft. Part 1 crimes are the common set of criminal offenses that law enforcement agencies across the county collect data and report statistics for on an annual basis.
Why Is This Important?
This data is collected from every law enforcement agency in the country and reported by the FBI. It provides a standardized definition to generate crime rate statistics across agencies. It is useful as a barometer for measuring reporting rates of similarly sized cities. It is often used as a leading social indicator of community safety.
City Organization Impact on Performance

– Fort Collins Police Services provides services and deploys strategies to help maintain community safety. However, the crime rate is heavily influenced by outside factors.

Benchmark Information
Benchmark data is collected on an annual basis and is not available until late the following year. As such, this metric does not use outside benchmarking comparable data.