So where is the truth?
Does this practice of filtering mislead the public and give the community a false sense of security? Yes.
To help put
's crime in perspective, we have to quantify the crimes. Let's look at 2011. Fullerton
In April, the Department was dispatched to 3,616 calls for service and initiated 2,555 additional contacts. There were 1,190 criminal reports taken and 483 persons arrested for various criminal offenses.
In March, Officers responded to 3,406 calls for service and initiated 3,072 additional contacts. A total of 1,145 criminal reports were taken, and 574 persons were arrested for various criminal offenses.
January was a bit unusual. The PD did not report any crimes to the council. Instead, they noted the following:
Until significant improvements are made, I will consider
's iWatch to be a beta test. Fullerton