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APD Specific - Crime Report
About the data
consists of Part I crimes (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault,
burglary, theft, auto theft, and arson) and Part II crimes (all other
offenses: criminal mischief, trespassing, etc). Data provided represents
only formal, written reports. Calls for police service where a report was
not written will not appear in this database. This data does includes
unfounded offenses, meaning that after further investigation, the police
determined that the reported offense did not actually occur (unfounded reports
comprise approximately 3% to 5% of all reported offenses).
- To strike
a balance between privacy and safety, only the block in which an offense was
reported appears in the search window. For example, a crime occurring at 12112
Research Blvd would appear as 121xx Research Blvd.
- The date
range is a "moving" 24-month window. Meaning a search today would go
back and collect the last 24 months’ worth of data. The default search range
is the last 30 days. Time format is the 24-hour clock.
- Data is updated
daily. Therefore, it represents information at a particular point in time and
does not mirror the current APD database. Totals in the database may vary
considerably from official reports following investigation and final categorization.
Therefore, the data should not be used for comparison with official crime reports.
How to Use This Information
rely on numbers alone, as they can at times lead to false impressions. For
example, locations near shopping centers or commercial property may appear
to have a high crime rate simply because of minor shoplifting cases.
- Gather a
variety of information, visit locations and observe the surroundings. Are
the apartments and grounds well maintained? Are residents walking with
children or pets? Are children playing unsupervised? If so, residents
probably feel safe. Talk to residents or contact neighborhood associations
for more information.
How Are Neighborhood Boundaries Determined?
associations have provided the City of Austin with the boundaries of their
associations. To add or update a neighborhood association boundary, contact
the City Public Information Office, 512-974-2220. The Austin Police Department does
not assume responsibility for the accuracy of the boundaries provided by
What Are Census Tracts?
tracts are geographical boundaries established by the federal government
to conduct the population count. Each area of Austin is included in a census tract.