Policies and Data


In a continuing effort to increase transparency and provide the community with readily accessible information, the Asheville Police Department has worked in partnership with several community members to make information and policies available to all residents. We will continue to work to make additional information available on this page.

 


Crime Statistics and Data

 

SimpliCity

Simplicity allows you to search for any address within the city limits of Asheville. Among many other features, SimpliCity provides crime statistics for the address. You can choose from several pre-selected date ranges and define the radius of your search parameter from an eighth of a mile to a mile. Crime information can be viewed on a map or in a data grid. Information provided is the type of crime, the date the crime occurred, block-level address and the incident number. The information can be downloaded into a .csv file. You can also search by neighborhood or along a street.

 

Community Crime Map

Community Crime Map allows users to choose a date range to view criminal activity (up to one year), to select which crimes to view and the opportunity to sign up for a neighborhood watch report that automatically generates an email breakdown of recent criminal activity specific to a particular area. The crime information can be viewed on a map or a data grid. Basic information about the incidents, such as the type of crime, location type, block-level address, and date and time, is also available.

 

Open Data Portal

Among a vast amount of information, the open data portal provides similar crime information to the Community Crime Map and Simplicity. By zooming into a map of the City of Asheville, users can view information specific to a crime – the date and time of the occurrence, incident (case) number and block-level address. The information can be downloaded in several formats including an excel spreadsheet, KML or shapefile.

In addition, the Asheville Police Department has recently made all traffic stop data from 2006 to present available through this portal. Three datasets have been made available and will be updated monthly:

  • APD Traffic Stop After October 1, 2017: This contains spatial data starting on October 1, 2017, when APD began collecting stop location coordinates and block level address information.
  • APD Traffic Stop Pre-October 2017: All traffic stop data stored in the Asheville Police Department’s Record Management System (RMS) made between 2006 and September 30, 2017. No location information is stored for these traffic stops.
  • APD Traffic Stop Name Data Table: This dataset includes information on the ethnicity, race, and sex of the driver and/or passenger involved in the traffic stop. This data set is complementary to the previous datasets.

 


Department Policies

 

The Asheville Police Department currently has commonly requested policies available. Additional policies are forthcoming. To request a copy of additional department policies please contact challingse@ashevillenc.gov.

Please note:

  • The blue text highlights changes from a previous version of the document.
  • The numbers in brackets are citations for CALEA accreditation standards – for example: [1.1.1]
  • The links to other policies inside of the PDFs work only for department employees.

 


Internal Reports

 

2016 and before

2017

2018

2019

 


Updated 11/29/2019

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