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C

Classification

This refers to the status of property items such as:

  • lost
  • stolen
  • found
  • seized
  • located
  • damaged
  • fraudulently obtained.

Complainant

Party (person) who makes a complaint or files a formal charge, as in a court of law (a plaintiff).

I

Incident

Event, or series of events, reported to police and recorded in QPRIME as an occurrence.

Incident status

Property crime incident may be reported with one of the following statuses:

  • new
  • open
  • investigation commenced
  • investigation completed.

L

Location

Where the offence took place.

M

Modus Operandi

Particular way or method of doing something.

O

Occurrence

Describes a policing incident. Property crimes are recorded as a type of ‘occurrence’.

Offence type

Type of crime, for example possession of property suspected stolen.

P

Property items

Items of property listed in a crime report. The item types are:

  • vehicle
  • vehicle plate
  • watercraft
  • aircraft
  • general property
  • animal
  • bicycle
  • alcohol
  • boat motor
  • firearm
  • security
  • drugs.

Q

QP

Abbreviation for QPRIME and prefixes the unique occurrence number assigned to each policing incident.

QPRIME

Queensland Police Records and Information Management Exchange.

S

Status

A property crime incident may be associated with one or more property-related offences. An offence may have one of the following statuses:

  • cancelled
  • lapsed
  • solved
  • unfounded
  • unsolved
  • withdrawn
  • non-crime: solved
  • non-crime: unsolved.

Subrogation right

A subrogation right is a link recorded between an insurance company and a crime incident property item that indicates that they have claimed legal ownership of the item.

A subrogation right is exclusive: only one insurance company may record a current right for an item in the context of an incident. An insurance company may remove a right to indicate that the claim has been withdrawn.

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