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Portland won’t appear in 2015 FBI crime report

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The city of Portland will be left out of the FBI’s 2015 crime report following problems with the new record keeping software used by local law enforcement.

The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports that Portland and more than 40 surrounding communities began using the $12.6 million computer system in April 2015, but weren’t able to share the data they collected.

The FBI’s crime report is the most authoritative source for crime statistics in America and is used by grant writers, homebuyers and researchers. The report’s data is often cited to show crime trends or compare crime rates across cities.

Portland Police Bureau’s Kim Roark says administrators are applying for a grant to cover two full-time employees and a payment to software vendor Versaterm to fix the current issues.

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