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.


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.

Web Site

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


If you would be interested in sponsoring this web site please contact us using the form below.


You can use the following form if you wish to contact us regarding any issue:
First Name
Last Name
Hypothesis Web Design

Local News

Judge blocks Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood

Judge Sam Sparks issued an injunction in favor of Planned Parenthood, ruling its lawyers had shown it would likely prevail in its lawsuit against officials in the state's Heath and Human Services Department.

Apple's new avatar patent looks a lot like Bitmoji

Cartoon avatars might be Apple's next big thing.

Police use stun gun on man damaging Iowa gardens with hammer

Des Moines police are investigating after a man destroyed part of the Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens with a hammer.

Flooding in Northern California prompts highway shutdowns, levee breach

Water officials have been releasing 69 million gallons of water every day over the past two weeks from Anderson Dam because a deluge of winter rainstorms caused Anderson Reservoir to brim far over its capacity.

Texas mom shares harrowing photo of her 10-year-old battling cancer

A mom posted a photo of her 10-year-old son who is currently battling Leukemia and social media has made the post go viral.

5 things to expect from CPAC 2017

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference will once again bring some of the brightest stars in the conservative political world together to share ideas and strategies

Sen. Ernst runs into the anti-Trump resistance in rural Iowa

Sen. Joni Ernst had planned a "veterans roundtable" in this tiny eastern Iowa town -- far away from the anti-Trump and pro-Obamacare protests that have filled cities in recent weeks.

3 people arrested in shooting death of High Point business owner

Three people have been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of High Point business owner Jack Little.

Transgender students bathroom guidelines coming

White House spokesman Sean Spencer told reporters Tuesday that the Department of Justice will issue new directives on the issue soon.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg treks through Alabama, visits Nick Saban

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg treks through Alabama, makes stop in Birmingham

Scott Pruitt's emails with energy firms turned over

A spokesman for the Oklahoma attorney's office says the agency has gone above and beyond a judge's order to turn over documents related to new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt's communications with energy companies.

'Refugees Welcome' banner unfurled at Statue of Liberty

The National Park Service is trying to figure out who unfurled a giant banner at the Statue of Liberty saying "Refugees Welcome."

Authorities say nails purposely placed on popular trail

Authorities have closed a popular North Carolina park after a runner impaled his foot on a nail that they believed was purposely placed.

Pittsburgh police release surveillance video of incident involving Steelers' assistant coach

The assistant coach pleaded guilty Tuesday to a disorderly conduct citation stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a Pittsburgh police officer.

Lowe's announces layoffs for more than 500 full-time workers

Home improvement retailer Lowe's has announced its second round of layoffs in just over a month, saying more than 500 full-time corporate employees companywide will lose their jobs.

Alorica plans to add 600 jobs in the Triad

Gov. Roy Cooper was in High Point to make an economic development announcement Tuesday morning.

Missouri man accused of trying to aid ISIS

Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 25, was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Doctor says coyote followed him into work

A South Carolina surgeon kept his cool during a close encounter with what he believes was a coyote -- inside the building where he works.

Toddler accidentally shoots himself in the chest

An investigation is underway in Wilkes County after a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the chest Sunday night.