The Roanoke Police Department reports crime data information to the Virginia State Police on an annual basis. This information is incorporated for use in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR). The UCR is published annually and provides the reader with a view of crime nationwide. The UCR is useful for comparing crime in different localities at the local, state and federal levels. In order to provide valid numbers for comparison, the Uniform Crime Report measures crime in terms of rate per 100,000 persons. Furthermore, the UCR divides crime into several categories. The primary categories are Part I (or Index) Crimes and Part II Crimes. Part I Crimes include: murder and non-negligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; aggravated assault; burglary; larceny/theft; and, motor vehicle theft. The Part I Crimes are further divided into violent crimes (murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault), and property crimes (burglary, arson, and motor vehicle theft).
For a look at Part I Crime citywide or in a certain section of the city log on to our Facebook Page and click on the Crime Reports Link. Visit our Facebook Page and click "Like" to receive daily updates from the Roanoke Police Department. Click here to locate a link to our Facebook Page. If you do not have a Facebook Page you can also access Crime Reports by clicking here.
The Roanoke Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit consists of two civilian employees who study patterns and trends in crime. The information gathered aids in prevention and suppression of criminal activity. The Crime Analysts often field inquiries from citizens, business persons, students and colleagues.
For more information, contact:
Roanoke Police Department
348 Campbell Avenue, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016