KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen Police Department announced an update to its crime reporting system.
Killeen Police Department recently made the transition from FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program to the National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Their new reporting system will now allow KPD to collect incident and arrest data on 24 offense categories made up of 52 specific crimes, as well as arrest information on 10 lesser offenses.
This system allows KPD to report up to 10 offenses per incident, whereas its old system only allowed agencies to submit the most violent or serious offense per incident.
Because of the increased detailed reporting requirements, it can initially appear as if the City of Killeen is experiencing higher levels of crime.
However, more detailed crime statistics will allow the department to not only conduct more informed policing but also develop better crime prevention strategies for victim populations or specific locations.
For more information on the National Incident-Based Reporting System and what the department will be reporting, you can check their website.