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What is a Police Report?
A police report is a written account that law enforcement has documented regarding crime, accidents, or incidences where police are needed to resolve issues with the public. Reports will include specifics on suspects, victims, details of the crime, and a description of the monetary value of property loss. It also might include statements from witnesses and associate parties.

How Do I File A Police Report?
Police reports can be filed by contacting the local police or by visiting the police department in your area or district. For more information go to how to file a police report. There is no fee to file a report, however, once a police report is filed, there is a fee in most counties to get a copy which typically takes a few weeks.

What If A False Police Report is Filed?
In the U.S. filing a false police report is considered a crime. The criminal statues differ from state to state. False filing can be punishable by jail time, fines, or both depending on the seriousness and circumstances of the case.   

What if Someone Files a False Police Report Against Me?
If a false police report is filed against you, you should seek the advice of an attorney to help you clear this matter. If the police report is of criminal nature then you should consult with a criminal attorney. The lawyer will be able to advise you on the legal  process and expert advice you will need.

How is a Police Report Used?
Police reports are used by law enforcement to aid in criminal investigations or by lawyers and court systems as evidence and details in legal proceedings.

Can I Get My Police Report on the Internet?
If you're looking for a copy of a police report you can use the internet as a resource. Go to to obtain a police record file. The report will contain the person's name, file number, case number, arrest information, court jurisdiction, court dates and law enforcement agency involved. accesses public and private data sources and polls a person's name and state, filtering any public, criminal, arrest, outstanding warrant, and background information for that person.
How Can I Get a Copy Of A Police Report From The Court House or Police Station?
If you want to obtain a police report from the police station or court house you need to contact them for the request. You have access to a full copy detailed report including whiteness accounts, details of crime, statements. etc...The report you obtain from the agency can be used for legal proceedings by you or your attorney in court.
Can Anyone  Get a Copy of a  Police Report?
Police Reports are public information and agencies are required to provide civilians access to reports. In some cases a judge may make a specific ruling preventing their release. Your right to obtain police reports and records is  based on the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). FOIA is legislation that comprises laws that guarantee access to data held by each state. They establish a "right-to-know" legal process by which requests may be made for government-held information to be received freely or at minimal cost, barring standard exceptions. Also variously referred to as open records or (especially in the United States) sunshine laws, governments are typically bound by a duty to publish and promote openness.
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In the United States the government documents records of all types of crime statistics by state, category, age group, and much more by different government agencies and makes them available to the general public. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publishes crime stats annually and represents crimes reported to the police. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BOJ) represents crimes not reported to the police in their annual National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).

Surprisingly, statistics overall show a decline in crime for the first half of 2011. The number of violent crimes (murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) in the first 6 months of 2011 decreased by 6.4% overall compared to the same period in 2010. The number of property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, and  motor vehicle theft) also decreased in the first 6 months by 3.7 %. Arson, was included in a separate category even though considered a property crime and decreased by 8.6%.

Studies show that the likelihood of committing a crime or becoming a victim of one depends largely on several demographic characteristics as well as location. Cities naturally have more crime because of the density of population. Men, minorities, younger citizens, and the financially burdened are more likely to become victims as well as being the ones who commit them due to the fact that less affluent people generally live in poorer neighborhoods that are more susceptible to a higher crime rate. America's crime rate is determined by the number of offenses being reported per 100,000 people.
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