Manipulation of Crime Statistics Survey
RequiredRequired Question(s)
This survey is completely anonymous. We have no idea who is on the other end answering these questions and do not know or record, or attempt to know or record your location, name or agency by any means.  We will publish the results on our website in the form of statistical findings only.

In order for this survey to be statistically valid, we need enough responses.  We therefore request that you forward this information to colleagues, other agencies, etc. Thank you.
 
Required 1.
What is your title/position?
Police Officer or Deputy Sheriff
Sergeant
Lieutenant
Captain
Major
Assistant Chief
Chief/Sheriff
Police Records Clerk/Specialist
Police Records Supervisor
Other  
Required 2.
Do you have direct knowledge of someone intentionally manipulating crime statistics in your agency so that crime statistics are lower than they should be? If yes, please describe how it was done. 
Yes
No
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Required 3.
Do you have direct knowledge of someone intentionally manipulating crime statistics in another agency so that crime statistics are lower than they should be? If yes, please describe how it was done.
Yes
No
  • Comment:

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Required 4.
If you answered yes to one of the above questions, do you have evidence to prove it?  If yes, describe the evidence.
Yes
No
N/A
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Required 5.
Do you have direct knowledge of someone intentionally manipulating crime statistics in your agency so that crime statistics are higher than they should be? 
Yes
No
Required 6.
Do you have direct knowledge of someone intentionally manipulating crime statistics in another agency so that crime statistics are higher than they should be? 
Yes
No
Required 7.
If you answered yes to either question #5 or #6 , do you have evidence to prove it?  If yes, describe the evidence.
Yes
No
N/A
  • Comment:

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Required 8.
If you have direct knowledge of someone intentionally manipulating crime statistics did you report it to the proper authority or supervisor?  If no, please describe why not.   
Yes
No
  • Comment:

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Required 9.
How common do you think crime statistics are intentionally manipulated by police agencies?
Never happens Very rarely Every now and then Very common        
       
Required 10.
If in the future you became aware of your agency manipulating its crime stats, would you report it?
Yes
No
Please forward to colleagues that would be interested in taking this brief survey so we can obtain a statistically valid number of responses.  Thank you.

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