The City of Greenfield regularly publishes and contributes to a series of statistical crime reports and publications, detailing specific offenses and outlining trends that can help residents better understand crime threats both nationally and locally.
One such service is CrimeReports.com,
the largest, most comprehensive crime mapping website in the world.
Most law enforcement agencies in Monterey and surrounding counties,
including the Greenfield Police department, partner with
CrimeReports.com to show accurate, official and up to date crime
CrimeReports.com is an online crime mapping and analysis service that automatically uploads crime information, every 24 hours, from the Greenfield Police Department’s Records Management System. The system then places graphical markers on a Google-based map showing where crimes have occurred. The map also shows the locations of local sex offenders provided by the Megan’s Law Database.
The Greenfield Police Department can use the data shown on the CrimeReports.com maps to not only see crime hot spots, but also possibly predict where certain crimes may occur. For example; an officer may see that several stolen vehicles have been recovered in a certain area. The officer may then decide to increase patrol in that area to catch a car thief in the act. The citizens of Greenfield and Greenfield Police Officers can also sign up for a free account to have crime statistics emailed to them on a regular basis.
Uniform Crime Reporting Program
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is critical to decision making impacting the community and your police department. In 2013, along with more than 18,400 agencies, Greenfield provided the FBI with meaningful data to help gauge the level of crime in our country. Law enforcement, City officials, and others use that data to make decisions—to plan and allocate resources that help fight crime and enforce the law. Although the threats we face and the technology we use to collect information about these threats may change, collaboration among law enforcement agencies remains the backbone of the UCR Program. No one agency can do it alone.
Publications of statistical compilation of offense and arrest data reported by law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program are available. The UCR Program collects information on crimes reported by law enforcement agencies regarding the violent crimes of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault as well as the property crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The program also collects arrest data for the offenses listed above plus 20 offenses that include all other crimes except traffic violations. Please also see weekly reports to the media regarding criminal activity in our community.