Providing statistics that accurately reflect the types and prevalence of crimes in our city is important for both the police department and the public we serve.
As a police department, we use this information to focus our enforcement, prevention, and education efforts. The number and types of crime also guide our management and manpower decisions.
You use the information, in part, to help you decide where to buy a home, send your children to school, or start a business.
You can find crime date in many places. On this website, you can find links and information about violent crimes and property crimes.
Two other resources for crime date are the NC State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.
Each year, the Greensboro Police Department contributes to these reports by providing crime data to the SBI.
Find out about crimes in your neighborhood by using
the Web-based program called CrimeMapping.
About Crime Data
Crime data can change from year to year. As some investigations progress, some reports can be unfounded or reclassified to another type of crime. So, when crime data is released in one year, the number of specific incidents for that year may eventually change.
It’s important to consider changes in population when evaluating crime data because raw numbers need to be placed in perspective with the number of people affected by the crimes. To provide a consistent perspective on the extent of crime, offenses are commonly measured in rates per hundred thousand.
|Our crime analysts help make our city safer in four important ways:
~ Finding crime series, patterns, trends, and hot spots as they happen
~ Researching and analyzing long-term problems
~ Providing information on demand
~ Developing and linking local intelligence.