Today, Chief Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics through the first quarter of 2023, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD).
In April of 2021, LAPD 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 2 crimes.
Notable increases through the first quarter are attributable to catalytic converter thefts and associated drug-related crime. Although LAPD has employed several operational tactics to interrupt this trend, several individuals and groups remain active.
LAPD continues to see several suspected overdoses and overdose deaths and reminds citizens several drugs are being adulterated with fentanyl including vape pens. A parent’s guide to fentanyl including links to additional federal resources can be located here.
Anyone with information on drug trafficking, catalytic converter thefts and crime in general is encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Ryan Wolking at 505.662.8233, or use LAPD’s “Submit a Crime Tip” feature on LAPD’s webpage.