GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are asking for the public's help in keeping crime out of the City of Greensboro.
The latest GPD crime report shows a slight uptick in violent and property crimes.
Police investigated 1,174 violent crimes so far this year compared to 916 last year.
That includes homicides, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults.
When it comes to property crimes, police already investigated about 7,491 incidents so far this year compared to 6,506 last year.
That includes auto thefts, larceny, and residential and commercial burglaries.
If you do the math, GPD has seen an overall 17-percent increase in violent and property crime in 2019.
You can help make the City of Greensboro safer by staying informed.
Police are currently raising crime prevention awareness by encouraging the public to use Crime Mapping.
The crime searching tool helps law enforcement agencies provide the public with valuable information about recent crime activity in their neighborhood.
According to Crime Mapping, crime data is extracted on a regular basis from each department's records system so that the information being viewed through a Web browser is the most current available.
The goal is to assist police departments in reducing crime through a better-informed citizenry.
GPD is also offering the following Crime Prevention Tips:
- In order for a crime to occur, three conditions must be present:
- Motive: A person must have a need or desire to commit a crime
- Means: A person must have a way or method to commit the crime
- Opportunity: A set of circumstances must be present in order for the crime to occur
- If you can eliminate the criminal's means or opportunity, you can reduce your chances of being victimized.
Protect Your Property:
- The Greensboro Police Department encourages you to make a record of your valuables. Should your valuables ever be stolen or lost, this record will help police investigate the crime and possibly recover your items. This record is also helpful for insurance purposes.
- GPD recommends you use a free, secure online system called ReportIt to help keep track of valuable --- and invaluable --- personal property.
- ReportIt allows you to record an unlimited number of serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures and receipts for valuables. You can access and update the system any time and only you have access to the record.
- Begin building your personal property inventory list by registering at on the ReportIt website.