Raleigh Police Department Launches Crime Mapping Tool

Raleigh Police Department Launches Crime Mapping Tool

Raleigh, North Carolina Nov. 21, 2016- The Raleigh Police Department has launched an online crime-mapping tool that helps people to learn of crimes reported in areas that are of interest to them.

The crime data is automatically updated in the early morning hours every day, and it provides information on the vast majority of crime categories,such as Arson, Assault, Burglary, Disturbing the Peace, Drugs / Alcohol Violations, DUI, Fraud, Robbery, Theft / Larceny, Weapons, Vandalism etc.. In keeping with the department’s policy, information concerning rapes and most other sex offenses is not included on the maps. However, two types of sex crimes will appear – indecent exposures and peeping toms.


The crime mapping tool surely will assist police departments in reducing crime through a better-informed citizenry. Creating more self-reliance among community members is a great benefit to community oriented policing efforts everywhere and has been proven effective in combating crime.

Crime mapping tool utilizes an advanced mapping engine, which helps us provide a high level of functionality as well as flexibility to the agencies we serve. Crime data is extracted on a regular basis from each department’s records system so that the information being viewed through a Web browser is the most current available. This data is always verified for accuracy and all address information is generalized by block in order to help ensure privacy is protected.

Crime mapping tool includes a rolling 180 days’ (6 months) worth of crime data for each agency. If require more historical data or more detailed information regarding a specific incident, one should contact the public information officer at their local law enforcement agency.

Raleigh Police Department online crime data can be accessed through CrimeMapping.com

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