The Joint Analysis Intelligence Center (JAIC) is responsible for the collection and analysis of crime data for the Prince George's County Police Department. The JAIC is a component of the Prince George's County Police Department's Bureau of Homeland Security & Intelligence.
The statistics published on this site represent crime reported to the Prince George's County Police Department. When a crime is reported, it is classified as one of dozen offense types that are defined by a specific reporting system.
The Prince George's County Police Department classifies crime in three main reporting systems:
Daily Crime Reporting (DCR) Used primarily for internal planning; offense definitions are more closely coupled to investigative responsibility or weapons used.
These reporting systems use difference offense definitions, and the same criminal act may be classified as a different offense type under each system. It is important to understand the reporting system in use when comparing crime statistics from any source.
If you have questions about the information on this site, please contact the JAIC.