About Winston Salem Crime

This is a free site that allows visitors to view reports of crime in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

This site is not affiliated with the City of Winston-Salem Police Department.

Data Source

The data that this site uses is publicly available through the Winston-Salem Police Department's web site. Every morning at around 6 AM all reports from the prior day are made available. Then at about 6:30 we download and process that data for use on this site. Consequently, it could take up to 31 hours for a report to appear on this site.

The WSPD data contains:
  • The date and time the incident was reported
  • A brief description of the type of report made
  • A street or intersection near where the reported incident took place

Data Reliability

The data on this site is as accurate as the data supplied by the WSPD.

Mapping

In order to map or provide distance calculations this site must try to resolve a street or intersection into a geographic point. This process is known as geocoding. Geocoding is a complicated process.  While our geocoding is done in a highly reliable way, at times mismatches between a street and the geographic location may occur. To verify a crime report at a precise location you will need to contact the WSPD.

Although this site uses Google Maps to map crime reports, Google and Google Maps are not associated with this site in any way.

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This site was designed and developed by Hypothesis, a Winston-Salem based technology firm.

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Local News

1 dead in industrial accident in downtown W-S
A worker is dead following an industrial accident in downtown Winston-Salem Tuesday afternoon.
Clinton: 'People should and do trust me'
In Hillary Clinton's first national interview of the 2016 race, she attacked her Republican rivals on immigration and dismissed the suggestion that the American people have a problem trusting her.
Fort Fisher to continue selling Confederate merchandise
Officials at Fort Fisher State Historic Site say its gift shop will continue to sell items displaying the Confederate emblem, but is eliminating stand-alone depictions of the flag, certain clothing and merchandise where the flag can be detached.
Ex-teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes with student
A former Triad middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to charges that she had a sexual relationship with a student.
NC Appeals Court allows priest sex abuse lawsuit to proceed
A three-judge panel has ruled that a lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh over an allegation of child sexual abuse by a priest can move forward.
Man arrested after W-S robbery, chase
A man faces multiple charges following a robbery and police chase that ended in a crash in Winston-Salem early Tuesday morning.
Amber Alert canceled for 14-year-old from Tennessee
Police say they have canceled an Amber Alert that was issued for a 14-year-old East Tennessee girl seen with a 41-year-old sex offender after both were found in Virginia.
NBA commissioner among new Duke University trustees
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Apple CEO Tim Cook are among the eight new members of Duke University's board of trustees.
Police: Man shot while sitting in car in W-S
A man was taken to the hospital after being shot while sitting in his car Monday, Winston-Salem police said.
Ex-reserve deputy charged with firing on chase from NC home
Authorities say a reserve deputy who fired a shot at a vehicle during a police chase as it passed by his house has been charged.