The indicator showed an increase in 2017. However, DPS is concerned that this may be due to improved reporting systems rather than actual changes in crime rate. Since many local police departments transitioned away from the Spillman Records Management System to the Valcour records manaqgement system reporting crime statistics has not been reliable. The DPS began an initiative during late 2015 to work with law enforcment agencies to improve the quality of data being collected. We expect that there may be a rise in the violent crime data over time which should be indicative of better reporting. Prior data updated to reflect infomration provided through the FBI Crime Data Explorer.