How to use CrimeReports.
CrimeReports is the largest collection of law enforcement agencies committed to transparency, public access, and citizen engagement.
Where does the data on CrimeReports come from?
The data on CrimeReports is sent on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis from more than 1000 participating agencies to the CrimeReports map. Each agency controls their data flow to CrimeReports, including how often they send data, which incidents are included.
How can I sign up for crime alerts?
To sign up for crime alerts, search for an address or pan the map to the area that you are interested in, and click the “Create an Alert” button. From there, you will be walked through the process of choosing the frequency of your alerts, the name of your alert, and which incident types you would like to be notified about.
Please note that the alert you receive will exactly reflect your current view of the map – including how far in or out you are zoomed, which incident types you are currently viewing, and which area of the map you are looking at.