Crime statistics in Howard County are tracked in strict accordance with the national standards administered by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.
By clicking on the interactive crime map below, you can research crime information in your own Howard County community. HCPD also produces a daily crime bulletin that includes such crimes reported as robberies, burglaries, assaults, vehicle thefts, theft from vehicles, and others.
Crime Statistics are collected and reported based on Uniform Crime Reporting procedures established by the FBI. Prior to 2022 Howard County collected and reported data following Summary Reporting procedures. In 2022, these procedures were replaced by the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The primary difference between Summary Reporting and NIBRS is that Summary Reporting data followed a hierarchal system that listed only the most serious offense associated with an incident; NIBRS reports all charges associated with an incident. Because one incident may have multiple offenses associated with it, the NIBRS system lists a higher number of crimes. This does not necessarily mean the number of incidents where a crime took place is higher.