Crime Rate - Total (Part I) (Council Key Result Indicator #2)
Part 1 Total crimes include both Total Part 1 Violent Crimes and Total Part 1 Property Crimes. This measurement is the foundation of scientific analysis and it lies behind any quantitative analytical statement. Crime is a sociological phenomenon influenced by a variety of factors such as community demographics, crime prevention, community-oriented policing efforts and pro-active police strategies. Crime Rate is one indication as to how safe citizens are in person and property.
This is based on historical data. It has also been compared with the prior year Benchmark Cities Survey average to insure we are reaching a higher standard.
This has remained at, or below, the established target for 3 years +.