Editor's note: The "box score" is an attempt to provide a fairly complete picture of Piedmont police activity each week. It's an experiment (a time-consuming one) and we would like your feedback. Do you find this useful? Interesting? Don't care? Have questions? Please tell us in the comments section below.
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 JUNE 25-JULY 2, 2012
CRIMES* Total 0 Robbery 0 Assault/
battery 0 Domestic
violence 0 Other 0 BURGLARY Total 1 Home 0
Vehicle 1 Other 0
THEFTS Total 2
PROPERTY CRIMES **
VANDALISM Total 4 ARRESTS Total 1 Warrants 1
ACCIDENTS Total 1 Injury 1 Non-injury 0
*** Total 11 Dead/injured
animals 1 Other 10
TRAFFIC STOPS Total 18 Arrests 0
Citations 10 Warnings 4 No action 4 SUSPICIOUS
Total 20 Reported
by public 19 Gone on
arrival 6 Legitimate
purpose 4 Police
action 2 CITIZEN
COMPLAINTS Total 20 Noise 6 Parking
violations 10 Other 4
ALERTS Total 21 Police response 20 Canceled
PPD arrival 1 False alarms 21
OTHER***** Total 72
* 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. (Emeryville animal control responses, outside assists to other police departments and 911 calls dialed in error are also included here.)
Emily Henry is an associate local editor with East Bay Patch.