The Boerne Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is currently comprised of 6 detectives, a Property and Evidence Technician, and an Administrative Assistant that are supervised by Lt. Steve Perez. The detectives are responsible for investigating all crimes within our community that are reported to the patrol officers in the field.
The FBI reports the national average for clearing a case is about 47% for violent crimes and 20% for property crimes. In comparison, The Boerne Police Department’s respective clearance rates for 2015 were 59% for violent crimes such as Aggravated Assault, Assault, Sexual Assault. The respective clearance rate for property crimes such as burglaries, thefts and vandalism was 30%.
Uniform Crime Report (UCR)
We utilize solvability factors to enhance apprehension, clearance, and/or closing of a case with no further action being taken. The FBI reports the national average for clearing a case by arrest is about 48% for serious crimes, which are Part I crimes (FBI Uniform Crime Report, 2013). Our clearance rate for serious crimes (Part 1 crimes) was 47% for 2014; which was a 2% increase from 2013.
Prior to 2011, our annual report only reported crimes reported to the FBI under the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) requirements to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). This is referred to as Part I crimes, which consists of 8 separate offenses. These offenses include the following: Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Theft, Auto Theft, and Arson. The other crimes not tracked under UCR are referred to as Part II crimes that include the following: Simple Assault, Forgery, Fraud, Embezzlement, Stolen property (receiving), Vandalism, Weapons, Prostitution, Drug laws, gambling, Offenses against the family (non-support), DWI, Liquor Law violations, Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct, Vagrancy, Curfew/Loitering, Runaways, and all other state and local laws.
The inclusion of Part II crimes in our annual report presents a more realistic assessment of the job that the detectives are tasked with on a daily basis. Our community is fortunate that these Part II crimes while more prevalent than Part I crimes are considered less serious. There are graphs and data that will further explain crimes reported to the police department in our 2015 Annual Report
You can reach the CID by calling 830-248-1516 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email below: