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What is CrimeReports.com? CrimeReports.com is an online mapping and analysis service provided by Public Engines, Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.  CrimeReports.com combines the value of police data with the ease-of-use of Google-based mapping and an analytics module so that members of the public can view police data in a high-impact map or summary descriptive format. Members of the public may also sign up to receive free email alerts based on user-defined parameters (e.g., geography, crime types, frequency, etc.). 

What type of San Jose Police Department (SJPD) data is used in CrimeReports.com?  The CrimeReports.com service utilizes calls-for-service (CFS) data from the SJPD CAD system.  CAD stands for Computer Aided Dispatch. CAD is a highly specialized application that allows for the coordinated communication, assignment and tracking of Police Department resources in response to citizen and police generated calls-for-service.

What specific types of data from CAD are used in CrimeReports.com? Calls-for-service data is utilized for CrimeReports.com, including the following data fields: entry date, entry time, event number, event location, final event type, and final event disposition.

Is there a description for the CAD data fields included in CrimeReports.com? Yes:

  • Event Number: Electronically generated by the Police Department’s CAD system, this number catalogues an event reported to the Police Department. The Event number consists of 9 characters (9 numeric). In the following example event number, 070731041, 07= year, 073= Julian Date (73rd day of the year), 1041= event number

  • Entry Date & Time: This is the date and time that the event was entered into the Police Department’s CAD system. In the following example, 2007-03-14 19:34:20, the event was entered on March 14, 2007 at 7:34:20 PM (note: the time is expressed in 24-hour format).

  • Event Location: This is the 100th block address and intersection information. CrimeReports.com translates address data into block level data. This means that if an incident occurs at 123 Main Street, it will show up as 100 Block Main Street in the CrimeReports.com application.  Some location fields will be populated with “address could not be mapped” if the data was not geo-processed accurately.

    The following table provides several examples to demonstrate the block translation process:



    Street Number Block Translation
    0 – 99 0 Block
    100 – 199 100 Block
    1000 – 1099 1000 Block
    12000 – 12099 12000 Block
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  • Final Call Type: The final event type is designated with one of the following final event type codes:
Click Here to Expand and Collapse Panel -- Code Descriptions for Final Call Types
CODE DESCRIPTION
1032 DROWNING
1033 ALARM
1033A ALARM, AUDIBLE
1033B BREECH OF AOA
1033CTX X-RAY MACHINE ALARM/AIRPORT
1033EAS TERMINAL A SOUTH CHECKPONT
1033ECS TERMINAL C SOUTH CHECKPONT
1033ECW TERMINAL C WEST CHECKPONT
1033EDT TERMINAL A TICKET COUNTER
1033ETD TRACE DETECTION ALARM/AIRPORT
1033L ALARM, SVRN
1033P ALARM, PREPROCESSING
1033RA1 (CHECKPOINT RED ALARM- TA)
1033RA2 (CHECKPOINT RED ALARM TA)
1033RAN TERMINAL A NORTH CHECKPONT
1033RAS TERMINAL A SOUTH CHECKPOINT
1033RC6 (CHECKPOINT RED ALARM TC)
1033RCN TERMINAL C NORTH CHECKPONT
1033RCS TERMINAL C SOUTH CHECKPONT
1033RCW TERMINAL C WEST CHECKPONT
1033S ALARM, SILENT
1033T ALARM, ANTENNA
1034 OPEN DOOR
1035 OPEN WINDOW
1045 INJURED PERSON
1045B INJURED PERSON (PARAMEDICS REQ)
1046 SICK PERSON
1050 TAKE A REPORT
1051 INTOXICATED PERSON
1053 PERSON DOWN
1055 CORONERS CASE
1056 SUICIDE
1056A ATTEMPTED SUICIDE
1057 FIREARMS DISCHARGED
1058 GARBAGE COMPLAINT
1062 MEET THE CITIZEN
1065 MISSING PERSON
1065F FOUND, MISSING PERSON
1065J MISSING JUVENILE
1065JX MISSING FEMALE JUVENILE
1065MH MISSING PERS, MENTAL HANDICAP
1065X MISSING FEMALE
1066 SUSPICIOUS PERSON
1066G SUSPICIOUS PERSON (GANG)
1066P SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE
1066R (SUSPICIOUS PERSON AT AIRPORT)
1066W SUSPICIOUS PERSON W/ WEAPON
1066X SUSPICIOUS FEMALE
1067 PERSON CALLING FOR HELP
1067X FEMALE CALLING FOR HELP
1070 PROWLER
1071 PERSON SHOT
1072 PERSON STABBED
10751 ALTERED VIN NUMBER
1080 EXPLOSION
10851 STOLEN VEHICLE
10851G STOLEN VEHICLE, GANG RELATED
10851R RECOVERED VEHICLE
10852 TAMPERING WITH A VEHICLE
1091 ANIMAL COMPLAINT
1091A VICIOUS ANIMAL
1091AB VICIOUS ANIMAL (PARAMEDICS REQ)
1091AEMS VICIOUS ANIMAL (PARAMEDICS REQ)
1091B NOISY ANIMAL
1091C INJURED ANIMAL
1091D DEAD ANIMAL
1091H STRAY HORSE
1095 PEDESTRIAN STOP
1095C PEDESTRIAN STOP-CURFEW VIOL
1095U (PESON STOP BACK IN)
1095X PEDESTRIAN STOP ON FEMALE
1096 PEDESTRIAN STOP, SEND FILL
1124 ABANDONED VEHICLE
1125 TRAFFIC HAZARD
1126 ABANDONED OR FOUND BICYCLE
11300 NARCOTICS
11300G NARCOTICS, GANG RELATED
11350 POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANC
11350G POSSESS CONTR SUBS,GANG RELATD
11357 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
11377 POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS
11377G POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS, GANG
1154 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE
11550 USE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
11570 CONTROLED SUBSTANCE AT RESD
1179 VEH ACCIDENT, AMB DISPATCHED
1180 VEH ACCIDENT, MAJOR INJURIES
1181 VEH ACCIDENT, MINOR INJURIES
1182 VEH ACCIDENT, PROPERTY DAMAGE
1183 VEH ACCIDENT, UNKNOWN INJURIES
1184 TRAFFIC CONTROL
1195 VEHICLE STOP
1195C VEHICLE STOP-CURFEW VIOLATION
1195U (CARSTOP BACK IN)
1195X VEHICLE STOP ON FEMALE
1195XU (CARSTOP BACK IN)
1196 VEHICLE STOP, SEND FILL
1196X VEHICLE STOP ON X, SEND FILL
12020 ILLEGAL WEAPONS
12020G ILLEGAL WEAPONS, GANG RELATED
12025 CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON
12500 UNLICENSED DRIVER
14601 DRIVING W/ SUSPENDED LICENSE
14602.6 DRIVING W/SUS LIC-VEH IMP
148 RESISTING ARREST
148G RESISTING ARREST, GANG RELATED
187 MURDER
20001 FELONY HIT AND RUN
20002 MISDEMEANOR HIT AND RUN
207 KIDNAPPING
211 ROBBERY
211A ARMED ROBBERY
211AB ARMED ROBBERY (PARAMEDICS REQ)
211AEMS ARMED ROBBERY (PARAMEDICS REQ)
211AG ARMED ROBBERY,GANG RELATED
211B ROBBERY  (PARAMEDICS REQ)
211G ROBBERY, GANG RELATED
211PS PURSE SNATCH ROBBERY
211PSB PURSE SNATCH  ROBBERY (PARAMEDICS REQ)
211SA STRONG ARM ROBBERY
211SAB ROBBERY, STRONG ARM (PARAMEDICS REQ)
211SAEMS ROBBERY, STRONG ARM (PARAMEDICS REQ)
215 CARJACKING
215B CARJACKING (PARAMEDICS REQ)
215EMS CARJACKING (PARAMEDICS REQ)
220 ATTEMPT FELONY SEX CRIME
22350 SPEEDING
22500 PARKING VIOLATION
22507 HANDICAPPED PARKING VIOLATION
23103 RECKLESS DRIVING
23109 SPEED CONTEST
23110 THROWING SUBSTANCES AT VEH
23152 MISDEMEANOR DUI
23153 FELONY DUI
236 FALSE IMPRISONMENT
240 ASSAULT
240/242 ASSAULT AND BATTERY
240242 ASSAULT AND BATTERY
241 ASSAULT ON AN OFFICER
242 BATTERY
242B BATTERY  (PARAMEDICS REQ)
242EMS BATTERY  (PARAMEDICS REQ)
242G BATTERY, GANG RELATED
243 BATTERY ON AN OFFICER
243.2 BATTERY ON A PEACE OFFICER
243D BATTERY WITH SERIOUS INJ
243G BATTERY ON AN OFFICER, GANG
245 ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
245B ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WPN (PARAMEDICS REQ)
245EMS ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WPN (PARAMEDICS REQ)
245G ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WPN, GANG
246 SHOOTNG INTO OCCP VEH OR DWELL
25658.A SELL OR FURN ALCOHOL TO MINOR
25662 MINOR IN POSSESSION ALCOHOL
261 RAPE
261B RAPE (PARAMEDICS REQ)
261.5 ILLEGAL INTERCOURSE
270 CHILD NEGLECT
273 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
273.5 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
273.5B DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (PARAMEDICS REQ)
273.5EMS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (PARAMEDICS REQ)
273.6 VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER
273A CHILD ABUSE
273D CHILD BEATING
277 CHILD STEALING
286 SODOMY
288 SEX OFFENSES UNDER 14YRS
290 REGISTRATION OF SEX OFFENDERS
300 W&I-UNDER JURIS OF JUV COURT
3056 PAROLE VIOLATION
308 SALE OF TOBACCO TO MINOR
314 INDECENT EXPOSURE
368 ELDER/DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE
4000A EXPIRED REGISTRATION
415 DISTURBANCE
415A DISTURBANCE, FIGHT
415AB DISTURBANCE, FIGHT (PARAMEDICS REQ)
415AEMS DISTURBANCE, FIGHT (PARAMEDICS REQ)
415B DISTURBANCE (PARAMEDICS REQ)
415EMS DISTURBANCE (PARAMEDICS REQ)
415AG DISTURBANCE, FIGHT GANG
415F DISTURBANCE, FAMILY
415FB DISTURBANCE, FAMILY (PARAMEDICS REQ)
415FEMS DISTURBANCE, FAMILY (PARAMEDICS REQ)
415FC DISTURBANCE, FIRECRACKERS
415FG DISTURBANCE, FAMILY GANG
415G DISTURBANCE, GANG
415J DISTURBANCE, JUVENILE
415JG DISTURBANCE, JUVENILE GANG
415M DISTURBANCE, MUSIC
415MC DISTURBANCE, MOTORCYCLE
415N DISTURBANCE, NEIGHBOR
415UNK DISTURBANCE, UNKNOWN
415UNKB DISTURBANCE, UNKNOWN (PARAMEDICS REQ)
415UNKEMS DISTURBANCE, UNKNOWN (PARAMEDICS REQ)
415W DISTURBANCE, WEAPON
415WB DISTURBANCE, WEAPON (PARAMEDICS REQ)
415WEMS DISTURBANCE, WEAPON (PARAMEDICS REQ)
417 BRANDISHING A WEAPON
417G BRANDISHING A WEAPON, GANG
422 CRIMINAL THREATS
422.6 HATE CRIMES
451 ARSON (447A)
459 BURGLARY (460)
459R BURGLARY REPORT (460)
459VEH VEHICLE BURGLARY
470 FORGERY
476A BAD CHECKS
484 THEFT
484BOL PETTY THEFT (BROADCAST ONLY)
484G THEFT, GANG RELATED
484R THEFT OF RECYCLABLES
487 GRAND THEFT
488 PETTY THEFT
496 RECEIVE/POSSESS STOLEN PROP
499B JOYRIDING
502 HI-TECH CRIMES
503 EMBEZZLEMENT
5150 MENTALLY DISTURBED PERSON
5150X MENTALLY DISTURBED FEMALE
518 EXTORTION
518G EXTORTION, GANG RELATED
537 DEFRAUDING AN INKEEPER
594 MALICIOUS MISCHIEF
594G MALICIOUS MISCHIEF,GANG RELATD
597 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
601 W&I UNCONTROLLABLE JUVENILE
601T TRUANT (TABS)
602.11 OBSTRUCT MEDICAL CLINIC-PERSON
602J INJURE, OBSTRUCT A BUSINESS
602N REFUSAL TO LEAVE PROPERTY
602PC TRESPASSING
602WI JUVENILE VIOLATING COURT ORDER
646.9 STALKING
647 VAGRANT
647.6 MOLEST/ANNOY UNDER 18YRS
647A SOLICITING FOR LEWD CONDUCT
647B SOLICITING FOR PROSTITUTION
647C OBSTRUCT STREETS OR SIDEWALK
647F DRUNK IN PUBLIC
653M OBSCENE OR HARASSING PH CALLS
666 PETTY THEFT PRIOR CONVICTION
6F FELONY WANT
6M MISDEMEANOR WANT
904 FIRE (SPECIFY TYPE)
911AIR UNK TYPE 911 CALL FROM AIR
911BUSN UNK TYPE 911 CALL FROM BUSN
911CELL UNK TYPE 911 CALL FROM CELL
911PAY UNK TYPE 911 CALL FROM PAYPHON
911RESD UNK TYPE 911 CALL FROM RESD
911UNK UNK TYPE 911 CALL
911VOIP UNK TYPE 911 CALL FROM VOIP
ADW ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
AID PUBLIC SAFETY ASSISTANCE
ALARM ALARM
ANIML ANIMAL COMPLAINT
ARSON ARSON (447A)
BARCK BAR CHECK
BARRCD BARRICADE SITUATION
BOMB BOMB THREAT
BURG BURGLARY (460)
CCW CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON
CIVIL CIVIL MATTER
CODE10 BOMB THREAT
CODE20 OFFICER NEEDS ASSIST, EMERG.
CODE6F FELONY WANT
CODE6M MISDEMEANOR WANT
CPB COMMUNITY POLICING-BIKE PATROL
CPC COMMUNITY POLICING-CITZ ASSTS
CPM COMMUNITY POLICING-MEETING
CPO COMMUNITY POLICING-SATELTE OFC
CPS COMMUNITY POLICING-SCHOOLS
CURF CURFEW TRANS /CURF CTR TO RESD
DUMPING ILLEGAL DUMPING
DVRO VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER
FDAID FIRE DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR PD
FDINFO ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT-MEDICAL
FIRE FIRE
FNDPRP FOUND PROPERTY
FWORKS FIREWORKS
SUSCIR SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES
SUSCIRB SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES (PARAMEDICS REQ)
SUSCIREMS SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES (PARAMEDICS REQ)
THEFT THEFT
TOW TOW
VARDA VARDA ALARM
WRNT WARRANT
WELCK WELFARE CHECK
WELCKB WELFARE CHECK (PARAMEDICS REQ)
WELCKEMS WELFARE CHECK (PARAMEDICS REQ)

 

  • Final Call Disposition: The final event status is designated with one of the following final call dispositions:
Final Disposition Code Final Disposition Status
A Arrest made, on-view
B Arrest by warrant
C Criminal citation
D Traffic citation issued, hazardous violation
E Traffic citation issued, non-hazardous
F Field interview (FI) filed
G Gone on arrival/unable to locate
H Courtesy service/citizen or agency assist
M Stranded motorist assist
N No report required; dispatch record only
O Report, other than a primary report, is filed
P Prior case, follow-up activity only
R Primary report filed
T Turned over to (TOT) other agency
U Unfounded event
ADV Advised event
CAN Cancelled event
DUP Duplicate event
DUPNCAN Duplicate and cancelled event

 

How can I use the data from CrimeReports.com in support of community safety goals? Data from CrimeReports.com can be reviewed and used to improve community safety. CrimeReports.com data is appropriate to consider and discuss as part of coordinated crime prevention initiatives. Members of the community are encouraged to continue partnering and problem-solving with the SJPD while using CrimeReports.com data toward shared police-community goals. For related Strong Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) information, please click here.

Is every CAD event type included in CrimeReports.com? Not every CAD event type is included in CrimeReports.com. Reports submitted online (TRAC), faxed or mailed are not included in CrimeReports.com.

Why was CAD chosen as the data source for CrimeReports.com? While most agencies furnish data to the public for only those select incidents in which a report was created or an arrest was made, CrimeReports.com offers a broader view of police-community contacts based on calls-for-service, including less serious quality of life call data. It is important to note that there may be multiple calls for a single incident in the CAD system (as compared to official crime statistics whereby each count represents one incident; please see crime statistics section below). Also, please keep in mind that CAD calls-for-service do not always equate to a criminal incident resulting in a report or arrest.

How often is data updated in CrimeReports.com? CrimeReports.com data is updated automatically once per day and contains the most recent thirty days of data online.

If I find an event and have additional information to provide to the police, what do I do?  Information provided within CrimeReports.com is intended for the expressed purpose of educating the public on police activity in the City of San Jose.  Beyond that intended outcome, the Police Department is hoping to enhance our partnerships with the community and is asking the public to provide the Department with any information that would assist the SJPD to resolve crimes.  Follow-up information should be directed to the Police by either calling 408-947-STOP(7867) or by the Internet at http://www.svcrimestoppers.org/ Information of an emergency nature should be passed through the Department’s 9-1-1 emergency or 3-1-1 non-emergency notification systems.

Under no circumstances should any member of the public take any action on their own behalf as it relates to the information provided on this website, other than notifying the San Jose Police Department with information they wish to share.

Who can I contact if I have trouble or questions about using the CrimeReports.com website?  Click on the link below for questions or assistance in utilizing CrimeReports.com:

Questions and Support:

http://www.crimereports.com/

General Inquiries: info@crimereports.com

 

What are the minimum Browser requirements to use CrimeReports.com?
The CrimeReports.com system takes advantage of advanced features that are only available in more recent versions of web browsers. To ensure an optimal experience while using the site, you may need to update your web browser.  All of the listed browsers can be downloaded for free:

You can access CrimeReports version 3.0, the current version, via a PC, Mac, or Linux computer. To access CrimeReports on your mobile device, please install the CrimeReports mobile app from your respective app store.

As a general rule, CrimeReports supports the current and prior (most recent) major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari browsers. Specifically, CrimeReports will function as designed when using the following (or newer) browser versions:

  • Chrome 29.0.1547
  • Firefox 21.0
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Safari 5.1.9

PublicEngines recommends using a supported browser version for the best experience with the CrimeReports website. We also recommend updating your browser to the most recent release for feature compatibility and browser security.

Please note that browser cookies and JavaScript must be enabled when accessing the CrimeReports website.

Are there any issues I should keep in mind when checking CrimeReports.com data? CrimeReports.com utilizes Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) calls for service data. CAD event type data is NOT the same as reported crime data. For official crime statistics, please refer to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program and related data for San Jose by clicking the crime data page. There may be more than one call for service for any given event within these reports (e.g., several observers may call 911 after witnessing a motor vehicle accident, disturbance or serious criminal incident). Some call types (e.g., murder, kidnapping, robbery) may include "courtesy call" information from other law enforcement agencies (e.g., a call detailing information pertaining to a homicide suspect from another jurisdiction may be received locally and added to the "murder" call type). Finally, CAD calls-for-service do not always equate to a criminal incident resulting in a report or arrest, with many calls relating to non-criminal or quality of life issues.

I called San Jose PD to report a crime or request assistance for an issue not occurring at my location, but the icon on the map reflects the location from which my call was placed (my residence) and not the location of where I reported the crime to have occurred. Why doesn't the map reflect the location of where the event actually occurred?

The CrimeReports.com application receives event location information from the Department’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. Data from the CAD system is meant to reflect service demands based on citizen generated calls-for-service and officer initiated activity; it reflects where the calls-for-service originated from primarily because that's where police resources respond to and make contact with residents to learn more about the crime or quality of life issue. Based on CAD data, the event location will reflect the address of the reporting party, which is in the vast majority of events, also the actual event location. All event location information is geo-processed to the 100th block or to the nearest intersection.

Does CrimeReports.com have a FAQ site?  Yes. FAQ and other related information (e.g., company, partners, legal) can be found near the bottom of the CrimeReports.com site at http://www.crimereports.com/

Does CrimeReports.com have a DISCLAIMER? Yes. Disclaimer:
The information displayed on this website is susceptible to some degree of error due to the collection, entry, and geo-processing of the data. No warranty or guarantee is made nor implied regarding the content, geographic accuracy, timeliness, completeness, sequence, or accuracy of any of the information provided herein. The reader should not rely on the data provided herein for any reason. The information is provided strictly as a courtesy to the public.

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