The figures here were compiled by Piedmont Patch from the Piedmont Police Department's weekly log (Monday afternoon through the following Monday morning). They are not official PPD statistics and Piedmont Patch is solely responsible for their accuracy.
Numbers are based on how calls and incidents were initially recorded in the PPD log. Some incidents may be assigned to a different category later, or may not result in a formal report of a crime. As a result, these numbers may not reflect the official "Uniform Crime Report" statistics that the department voluntarily reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
WEEK OF AUG. 20-27, 2012
CRIMES* Total 0 Robbery 1 Assault/
battery 0 Domestic
violence 1 Other 0 BURGLARY Total 8 Home 2 Garage 1 Vehicle 5 Other 0
THEFTS Total 2
PROPERTY CRIMES **
VANDALISM Total 2 ARRESTS Total 0 Warrants 0 Other 0
ACCIDENTS Total 0 Injury 0
*** Total 8 Dead/injured
animals 3 Other 5
TRAFFIC STOPS Total 10 Arrests 0 Citations 4 Warnings 3 No action 3 SUSPICIOUS
Total 14 Reported
by public 5 Gone on
arrival 8 Legitimate
purpose 0 Police
action 5 CITIZEN
COMPLAINTS Total 22 Noise 10 Parking
violations 12 Other 0
ALERTS Total 15 Police response 11 Canceled
PPD arrival 4 False alarms 11
911 HANG UPS/MISDIALS
Total 11 OTHER***** Total 50
* Other violent crimes may include homicide, rape, kidnapping.
** Property crimes may include petty theft, fraud, counterfeting.
*** Piedmont shares its animal control officers with the City of Emeryville. Only Piedmont responses are listed here.
**** Suspicious circumstances noticed by police officers or reported by members of the public. Gone on arrival: police were unable to locate the persons or situation reported. Legitimate purpose: the persons reported as suspicious had a legitimate reason for their presence, a valid permit for soliciting, etc. Police action: may include arrest, citation, field interview.
***** Other: Anything that does not fit neatly into one of the other categories. Piedmont Police Department personnel respond to a variety of situations, including alerting the city's Public Works Department to problems such as fallen tree limbs or flooding; advising and assisting residents; assisting the Piedmont Fire Department with medical or fire responses; and many others.