APD Annual Reports - 2013 Annual Report - Page 30

Key Performance Metrics 2013 T 2013 Arlington Crime Index Violent Crimes 11% CMV 0.15 Property Crimes 89% The country as a whole has experienced a downward crime trend, reaching historic modern day lows since 2011. For the fourth year in a row, Arlington, too, is experiencing record low crime numbers. Reporting The Arlington Police Department voluntarily participates in reporting numbers as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Each month, the department submits a report to the Texas Department of Public Safety, which is then in turn submitted to the FBI. This reporting workflow allows the state to collect and analyze data regarding crime trend patterns on a local, county, and state level through the Crime Index. The Crime index is a combination of seven categories