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The Sheriff's Office data & information dashboard provides data related to crime addressed by the Sheriff's Office. An expression of our commitment to openness and community engagement, its intent is to empower those who are interested to explore and better understand crime, public safety, and wellness in the communities we serve.
Please see our Data and Information Dashboard Guide tab.
Crime data is updated weekly. Subject Control and Show of Force data is updated bi-weekly.
Change in data can occur because of delayed crime reporting (crime counts are based on the date the crime occurred, not the date the crime is reported), updates to the crime report (details of the report may be edited as crimes are investigated), and changes to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) crime codes as determined by the State of Michigan or the FBI. (See definitions tab for an explanation of NIBRS.)
The Sheriff's Office provides comprehensive law enforcement and investigative services along with an array of specialty and supporting services on a contractual basis to political jurisdictions that so request it. When this occurs we become, in effect, the jurisdiction's "police agency". If an incident occurs in an area not served by the Sheriff's Office via contract, that incident will fall under "NON" on the dashboard designating it as "non-contract".
Incident maps are organized by zip code to protect victims of certain crimes including, by way of example but not limitation, domestic violence or sexual assault.
You cannot download the raw data, but you can download the dashboard as a PDF or PowerPoint by clicking the "download" button at the bottom of the dashboard. The dashboard is available 24/7 on the Sheriff's Office website.
Ethnicity is not information officers are required to obtain. As a result, it can only be filtered if provided during an investigation. If not provided, it is categorized as "unknown".
The source of the dashboard's data are the reports created by investigating Deputy Sheriffs. As a part of a comprehensive case management process, reports are:
Further, prior to uploading the data to the dashboard the raw information is reviewed by a command officer. Most discrepancies in the data are resolved during this comprehensive case management and review process. However, as the data is manually entered, human error is possible.
There are many reasons for this, please refer to the "tool tips" and Dashboard Guide.
During a Subject Control occurrence, multiple levels of control can be utilized by each person involved. This can result in larger totals under this section.
During a Subject Control or Show of Force occurrence, multiple Deputies or Corrections Officers could be involved in a single occurrence, and each is required to write their own report under the same incident number. The total occurrences box refers to the single incident that is connected to the Subject Control or Show of Force and does not include whether any other officers were involved during the incident. The "Total Subject Control" and "Total Show of Force" boxes include all officer reports under the associated incident number.
During a show of force multiple different weapons can be used. This data captures the final/highest level that was utilized before the subject complied to lawful commands.
Show of Force incident location is not collected by address and/or zip code. Accordingly, the information needed to create the map is not available.
Please visit Sheriff's Office Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to submit a request.