How do we know this data is accurate?

The source of the dashboard's data are the reports created by investigating Deputy Sheriffs.  As a part of a comprehensive case management process, reports are:

  1. Reviewed for general quality assurance and accuracy by supervisors (command) prior to final approval, and then
  2. Sent to a warrant detective for further review prior to being forwarded to the prosecutor's office for their review and a charging decision.

Further, prior to uploading the data to the dashboard the raw information is reviewed by a command officer. Most discrepancies in the data are resolved during this comprehensive case management and review process.  However, as the data is manually entered, human error is possible.

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1. Dashboard Guide, Definitions and FAQ's in Spanish
2. What is the purpose of the data & information dashboard?
3. How do I navigate the dashboard?
4. How often is the dashboard's data updated?
5. Why is the historical data presented in the dashboard subject to change over time?
6. I live in Washtenaw County, why don't I see my area under the "Area" Section?
7. Why can't I see incidents that happened on my specific street?
8. Can I download the data on the dashboard?
9. Who should I contact regarding Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office data?
10. Why are there so many unknown ethnicities?
11. How do we know this data is accurate?
12. Why do some of the numbers on the dashboard not add up?
13. On the Subject Control and Show of Force page, why do the totals under the Levels of Control not add up to any of the other numbers across the top?
14. On the Subject Control and Show of Force page, why are total occurrences lower than the other total numbers across the top?
15. On the Subject Control and Show of Force page, why is the Show of Force-Weapon data disproportionate?
16. Why is the map blank for Show of Forces?
17. How can I obtain open record data?