The Palos Verdes Estates Police Department has partnered with CrimeReports.com to make crime mapping available to the public via the internet. The service is free to the general public, and allows members of the community to access statistical information that show locations of recent crimes and crime trends taking place in Palos Verdes Estates.
CrimeReports.com is based upon the original incident reported to the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department. Supplemental reports or other factors which may impact an investigation may not be factored in when information is provided to CrimeReports.com. In most cases, information is displayed 24 hours after it is reported.
Members of the community can also register their email address with www.crimereports.com in order to receive email alerts regarding reported crimes in specific areas or neighborhoods of interest to them. A description for the fields included in CrimeReports.com are:
- Date: This is the date that the event was entered into the Police Department’s Record Management system.
- Event Location: This is the 100th block address and intersection information. CrimeReports.com translates address data into block level data. This means that if an incident occurs at 1234 Palos Verdes Drive North, it will show up as 1200 block of Palos Verdes Drive North.
- Event Type: Type of crime reported. (Information concerning incidents involving sex crimes, domestic violence and other offenses set forth in Government Code 6254(f) are restricted and will not be displayed).
- Identifier: A report number automatically generated by the Police Department’s Police Department’s Record Management system.
The Palos Verdes Estates Police Department believes that CrimeReports.com will help members of the community understand what types of crimes that are occurring in their neighborhoods, as well as encourage residents to call the police when they see suspicious activity taking place.
How can I use the data from CrimeReports.com in support of community safety goals?
Data from CrimeReports.com can be reviewed and used to improve community safety. CrimeReports.com data is appropriate to consider and discuss as part of coordinated crime prevention initiatives. Members of the community are encouraged to continue partnering and problem-solving with the PVEPD while using CrimeReports.com data toward shared police-community goals.
How often is data updated in CrimeReports.com?
CrimeReports.com data is updated automatically once per day and contains the most recent six months of data online.
If I find an event and have additional information to provide to the police, what do I do?
Information provided within CrimeReports.com is intended for the expressed purpose of educating the public on police activity in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. Beyond that intended outcome, the Police Department is hoping to enhance our partnerships with the community and is asking the public to provide the Department with any information that would assist the PVEPD to resolve crimes. Follow-up information should be directed to the Police by calling (310) 378-4211. Information of an emergency nature should be passed through the Department's 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center.
Under no circumstances should any member of the public take any action on their own behalf as it relates to the information provided on this website, other than notifying the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department with information they wish to share.
Does CrimeReports.com have a FAQ site?
Yes. FAQ and other related information (e.g., company, partners, legal) can be found near the bottom of the CrimeReports.com site at http://www.crimereports.com
Does CrimeReports.com have a DISCLAIMER?
Yes. Disclaimer: The information displayed on this website is susceptible to some degree of error due to the collection, entry, and geo-processing of the data. No warranty or guarantee is made nor implied regarding the content, geographic accuracy, timeliness, completeness, sequence, or accuracy of any of the information provided herein. The reader should not rely on the data provided herein for any reason. The information is provided strictly as a courtesy to the public.