These are the major crimes and attempted crimes reported at Ann Arbor
The symbols indicate the location within one block of all homicides,
burglaries, vehicle thefts, sexual assaults, and robberies.
Reader Frank Bertram wondered why our November crime map did not include
the October 4 killing of Jordan Klee at the west-side Pinelake Village
Cooperative, for which three men have been charged with murder. We in
turn wondered why the map on Crimemapping.com, one of the sources from
which we build our own map, was also missing the murder.
It turns out that although charges have been filed, an investigation of
the case is still ongoing. As a result, the police have designated the
case as "locked," and it hadn't yet, and still hasn't, been reported to
CLEMIS (the Court and Law Enforcement Management Information System),
the interagency group that provides Crimemapping with its data. When
does a case get locked? It happens only with serious crimes. "I am only
aware of homicide cases being locked and that is only until all facets
of the investigation are complete," says the AAPD's Sgt. Tom Hickey.
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