Welcome to The Desert Sun's exclusive valleywide crime map - the first comprehensive look at police activity and crime in your neighborhood. The Desert Sun has compiled about 850,000 calls that Coachella Valley police agencies have responded to between 2010 and 2012. We've given you two ways to sift through this data: an interactive map below and a searchable database.
Calls for significant crimes - those related to violent, sex, theft, weapons and property crimes - are included in the map below.
One thousand points will be shown on this map at once. Use the menus below to expand your search. Use the text search box to look for calls by city, type of crime, street name or date (use the format 9/1/2012).
Due to privacy concerns, only block numbers have been provided. The markers on this map do not represent the exact location where police were called.
This data represents the initial information that dispatchers received. Not all calls were ultimately determined to be a crime and some may lead to a different violation than the call type they are categorized as. For example, police may be called to a report of gunfire and find that it was a car backfiring or be called to a report of a noise violation that may turn out to be an assault. The outcome field provides some information about whether a call was founded or led to an arrest.
FBI Uniform Crime Reports: www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr
Megan’s Law (California Sex Offender Registry): http://meganslaw.ca.gov