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

Texas sheriff's deputy killed pumping gas
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W-S man charged with murder in death of 2-year-old
A Winston-Salem man was charged with first-degree murder Friday in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy last week.
NC attorney general: Kerrick case closed
The North Carolina Attorney General's office said Friday that they will dismiss the voluntary manslaughter charge against a Charlotte police officer following the shooting death of an unarmed black man.
Work begins on inpatient facility at Bermuda Run hospital
Construction has begun on a 50-bed inpatient facility at Davie Medical Center-Bermuda Run, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center officials said Friday.
Police: Man exposed himself to girls at Target
Police are looking for a man suspected of exposing himself to two girls at a Triad Target Thursday.
Credit union robbed in Reidsville; suspect wanted
Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a robbery at a Triad credit union Thursday.
Motorcycle, car collide in W-S; injuries life-threatening
A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after her motorcycle and a car collided Friday morning.
Former NC officer sentenced in chase, shooting
A former police officer in North Carolina has been sentenced to at least 22 years in prison for his guilty plea on charges involving a chase and attempted murder.
Armed robbery reported at ATM; suspect wanted
A man is wanted in connection with a reported armed robbery at a Greensboro ATM early Friday morning.
Woman accused of stealing $1,500 from employer's register
A Davidson County woman was arrested on suspicion of stealing more than $1,500 from her employer's cash register.