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Reports of Compliance

Introduction

Article 60.21, Code of Criminal Procedure (CCP), requires the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS):

  • To monitor the submission of arrest and disposition information by local jurisdictions;
  • To annually submit a report regarding the level of reporting by local jurisdictions to the Legislative Budget Board, the Governor, the State Auditor, and the Criminal Justice Policy Council, and;
  • To identify the local jurisdictions that do not report or that partially report information.

As described in more detail below, this present document:

  • 2004 CCH Dispositions Associated with Reported Charges for both adult and juveniles.
  • Updates Ten Year History of Arrest Reports to CCH for both adult and juveniles.

Article 60.21, CCP expired December 31, 2005.

CCH Dispositions Associated with Reported Charges

CCH Dispositions Associated with Reported Charges This report summarizes all the dispositions reported to the CCH file that are associated with previously reported charges. The "Total Charges Reported" column includes those charges originated by the arresting agency and those added by the prosecutor. The "Disposition Completeness Percentage" column represents the percentage of charges that were reported to the DPS as having been brought against persons in the county - either through the arresting agency or the prosecutor - that were subsequently disposed, either by the prosecutor or by the court.

The charges included in this report were all originated by the arresting agency or the prosecutor from arrests that occurred in the year 2006. The report includes the disposition data reported as of May 2008.

While these charges have had more than a year to process through the courts, it is still likely that some charges are not yet disposed within the counties, and therefore do not show as disposed in this report. A detailed version of this report is being used by the DPS field representatives to work with prosecutors and courts to determine where disposition reporting can be improved.

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A Ten-Year History of Arrest Reports to CCH

No good external predictor exists of how many arrests any individual arresting agency should be reporting to the Texas Department of Public Safety Computerized Criminal History (CCH). It is possible to make only very limited comparisons to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) arrest figures, because UCR collects information on Class C misdemeanors, which are not reported to the CCH system. Removing the Class C figures from the UCR counts is impractical because of the offenses such as theft, drug possession, assault, and others that have levels ranging from Class C to higher misdemeanors and felonies. As such, the arrest numbers are presented here to establish a history of arrests reported to the CCH file for each jurisdiction. This report includes a ten year history for adult and juvenile arrests.

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