Frequently Asked Questions
The Year-to-Date comparison reports show the number of offenses, clearances, stolen and recovered property for the current year-to-date compared with the same period in the previous year in various reports. This allows an agency to determine if there is a marked increase or decrease in crime or if there was an issue in reporting crime.
The Anomaly Reports go a step beyond the FBI’s validation rules and display incidents that may need additional attention to verify that the incident correctly reflects the details of the crime. These incidents may be correct as they are, but contain an unusual combination of data elements which may generate an FBI request for incident verification or correction.