- Lost Property
- Hit and Run
- Vehicle Burglary or Tampering
- Identity Theft
- Harassing Phone Calls
In 2011, over 1,850 reports were filed this way - most commonly for theft, vehicle burglary and minor vandalism. This equates to approximately 15% of all crime reports.
It is estimated that these reports saved the department approximately $75,000 in staff costs (and a few thousand hours of saved time) for officers that would have traveled to the scene for the report or taken time to input the information that residents are inputting. This time can now be dedicated to investigation of these crimes and more physical presence of the officers on the street.
Lastly, it's important to note that some of these crimes wouldn't have been reported at all if it weren't for the online system. Some residents have told us that the convenience of the system encouraged them to report - providing key data for crime analysis to help guide where the department's resources are allocated.