The Uniform Crime Reporting Program collects statistics on the number of offenses known to City of Mesa Police Department. Part I offenses are reported monthly and are chosen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) because they are serious crimes, occur with regularity in all areas of the country, and are likely to be reported to police. Part I offenses are defined as: Criminal homicide, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary (breaking or entering), Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft), Motor vehicle theft and Arson.
All call data dispatched to Mesa Police or observed by on site officers. Calls are modified for public use, obfuscating the address number through rounding it to the 100 block. Note that these are calls for service and may not necessarily correspond to the data located in the Police Incidents dataset. Crimes reported in this data set have not been adjudicated in a court of law for final determination.
Sensitive crimes are listed but the address of their occurrence will NOT be included. In this way aggregate totals of crimes will be accurate, without providing sensitive information. Addresses where the following crime types occur will NOT be captured: Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Suicide, Incest, Molestation of a child and Homicide.
Emergency (E) Calls: Life threatening or confrontations which may threaten life or safety of a person.
Priority One Call: In progress crime that could result in a threat to injure or possible major property loss or immediate apprehension of a suspect. Accidents with injury or other traffic incidents that create a traffic hazard.
Priority Two Calls: Minor in-progress/just occurred calls, where there is no threat of injury or major property loss.
Priority Three Calls: Nuisance calls, civil standbys, delayed reports where reporting party (RP) is at public location.
Priority Four Calls: Calls where a delay will not result in a crime occurring or the loss of an apprehension or an injured person not receiving aid.
Priority Five Calls: Calls with no time requirement for dispatch. Calls where a delay will not result in a crime occurring or the loss of an apprehension or an injured person not receiving aid where the priority is approved by a supervisor.
Priority Six Calls: On-view calls. An officer on view or officer initiated case.
Confirmed cases of opioid overdose, locations are not actual but instead rounded to approximately 1/3 mile increments. Opioid overdose confirmed by 1) patient or witness verification, 2) Opioid found on scene or 3) positive response to Narcan treatment. For more information on opioid drugs see https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids
All types of fire dispatched incidents such as structure fires, vehicle fires, commercial fire alarms and special operations responses including hazardous materials, natural gas leaks, technical rescue calls, heavy extrication and aircraft incidents.