Police Statistics & Maps
St. Louis Park Police Department releases crime map to public
The St. Louis Park Police Department and BAIR Analytics, a LexisNexis company, recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in St. Louis Park. The police department now has an online crime map called RAIDS Online which maps and analyzes crime data, alerts St. Louis Park residents about crimes in their area and allows the police department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.
St. Louis Park residents can view a map and grid with crime/incidents in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency. RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the police department’s records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. RAIDS Online cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block‐level address, date and time. Please note that pin points on the map are not directly on the specific location of the crime; pin points are near to where the crime occurred but not on the exact address.
Typically, agencies can spend thousands of dollars annually through other crime‐mapping providers. BAIR Analytics offers RAIDS Online and the RAIDS Online Mobile app as a free service to any law enforcement agency that wishes to participate. RAIDS Online is ad‐free and BAIR Analytics does not sell the data to third party vendors, thus the agency remains in complete control over their data. The RAIDS Online Mobile app is available for FREE on the App Store.
The map and statistics provided by this website are based on data generated by the police department's Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management (RMS) systems. The CAD system tracks information when a call/request for service is made to the police department. Information such as the location of the incident, date and time of the incident, type of incident, and reporting party is entered by a dispatcher into the CAD system. If an officer responds to an incident, the officer may write a police report or citation about the incident if needed. Detailed information from the police report or citation is entered into the Records Management (RMS) system.
The map provides a general overview of selected crime and quality of life issues occurring in the city during the previous month. Information is updated daily. Not all incidents or crime types are included in the map. The calls for service data are obtained from the Computer Aided Dispatch system (CAD). CAD data is the information given by the caller and on occasion the incident type may change to reflect the true nature of the call.
When reviewing the information, please keep the following in mind:
- St. Louis Park continues to be a safe, secure community with relatively low crime rates. The city promotes the philosophy of proactive, community-oriented policing and partnership building with the community to help identify and solve problems before they become more serious crimes.
- Only reported incidents are represented. Not all crime and other incidents are reported to police.
- Not all incidents are crimes and many incidents do not generate a police report. Quality of life issues such as noise, animal complaints and parking/driving complaints are not typically criminal in nature and may not generate a police report.
- Statistics can be misleading. Comparing data in different areas to decide which area is safer is difficult. Some areas contain higher density housing and/or commercial properties that may generate higher volumes of incidents/crimes than lower density housing with little or no commercial properties.
- No one can predict solely on the basis of past data exactly where crime will occur in the future.
- Although people tend to be most fearful of crimes committed by strangers, many reported crimes are committed by friends, acquaintances and family members.
- What feels safe is different for everyone. Do not rely on statistics alone when selecting a new place to live. Visit the area at different times of the day to see what it’s like; talk to neighbors and businesses in the area; find out if there is an active neighborhood association and contact the neighborhood leader.
City of St. Louis Park Crime Map
Additional information is available by clicking on the links listed below:
- Police Department Annual Report - 2014
- Police Department Annual Report - 2013
- Police Department Annual Report - 2012
- Police Department Annual Report - 2011
- Police Department Annual Report - 2010
- Police Department Annual Report - 2009
- Police Department Annual Report - 2008
- Police Department Annual Report - 2007
- Police Department Annual Report - 2006
- Police Department Annual Report - 2005