LAPD NEWS RELEASE
Today, Chief Sgambellone released crime statistics through the second quarter of 2022
which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.
In April of 2021, the Los Alamos Police Department transitioned from UCR, a Summary
Reporting System (SRS), to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
NIBRS was created in the 1980’s to offer more detailed crime reporting. While UCR is
based on a hierarchy of crime types and therefore counts only the most serious crime at
one event, NIBRS counts all crimes that occur and provides more context to actual crime
within the community. NIBRS tracks what are commonly known as both Part 1 and Part
While many factors can contribute to crime rates within a community, the Los Alamos
Police Department would like to recognize and thank our community partners for
sustaining a high quality of life by contributing to our low crime rate through the combined
efforts of enforcement, education, prevention, and treatment.
The Los Alamos Police Department appreciates the community’s involvement in
maintaining an exceptionally low crime rate and high quality of life. The Police
Department remains committed to being an effective partner with our citizens and
business owners. For more information on crime prevention, please call Commander
Preston Ballew at 505-662-8236.
Information from the FBI on NIBRS: