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

Police: Woman forced to drive to W-S ATM, robbed
Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a woman he forced to drive from a parking lot to a Winston-Salem ATM Friday, as well as approaching women in two other vehicles while armed with a gun.
Man in custody after suspected Henry County abduction
A man is in custody following the suspected abduction of a woman in Henry County Friday.
Staples hack exposes 1.2 million credit cards
After a two-month wait, Staples on Friday evening announced hackers broke into its computers and stole data on 1.16 million shoppers' credit cards and debit cards.
Teen charged with having drugs, weapon on school property
The Yadkin County Sheriff's Office said Friday a 19-year-old faces several charges after a security sweep at Starmount High School.
SBI: 15 arrested in 'major' heroin trafficking ring in Triad
Fifteen people face charges in connection with what state and local law enforcement officials call a major heroin trafficking ring in the Triad. Arrest warrants for 30 other people remain outstanding.
Deputies: Victim tied up, robbed in Caswell Co. home; 3 arrested
Three people were arrested following a home invasion in which the homeowner was tied up and robbed at gunpoint, Caswell County deputies said.
Truck driver charged in Hwy. 52 crash that killed 3
The driver of a tractor-trailer has been charged in a serious multi-vehicle crash that killed three people on Highway 52 near Rural Hall in October. Eight others were injured.
No injuries in fire at Davie County High School
Emergency officials responded to a fire at Davie County High School Friday morning.
Deputies: 3 caught cooking meth at Surry Co. home
Three people face charges after being caught in the act of cooking meth at a Surry County home Wednesday evening, deputies said.
NC high court upholds legislature, Congressional district maps
The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats.