Open Data Catalogue

Crime

Data custodian

Vancouver Police Department

Data currency comments

The data on this site is scheduled to be updated every Sunday morning.

Note: there can be a delay of up to a week between when data is updated in its home system and the publication to the Open Data feed.

Data set description

This is a dataset of crime data on a year-by-year basis beginning in 2003.

The release of Vancouver Police Department (VPD) crime data is intended to enhance community awareness of policing activity in Vancouver. Users are cautioned not to rely on the information provided to make decisions about the specific safety level of a specific location or area. By using this data the user agrees and understands that neither the Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver Police Board nor the City of Vancouver assumes liability for any decisions made or actions taken or not taken by the user in reliance upon any information or data provided.

While every effort has been made to be transparent in this process, users should be aware that this data is designed to provide individuals with a general overview of incidents falling into several crime categories. The information provided therefore does not reflect the total number of calls or complaints made to the VPD. Please refer to the FAQ for further details. The data provided is based upon information contained in the VPD Records Management System. The crime classification and file status may change at any time based on the dynamic nature of police investigations. The VPD has taken great care to protect the privacy of all parties involved in the incidents reported. No personal or identifying information has been provided in the data. Locations for reported incidents involving Offences Against a Person have been deliberately randomized to several blocks and offset to an intersection. No time or street location name will be provided for these offences. For property related offences, the VPD has provided the location to the hundred block of these incidents within the general area of the block. All data must be considered offset and users should not interpret any locations as related to a specific person or specific property.

Data accuracy comments

The Vancouver Police Department’s GeoDASH Crime Map remains the authoritative source.

Note: GeoDASH stands for Geographic Data Analysis and Statistics Hub. It is a crime mapping tool used by Vancouver Police Department (VPD) to inform residents on the crime activities happening in Vancouver.

Attributes

Websites for further information

Coordinate system

  • All coordinates data in this data set must be considered offset and is projected in latitude and longitude. Users should not interpret any locations as related to a specific person or specific property.
  • Coordinates data for records with “Offset to Protect Privacy” is not disclosed to provide privacy protection.

Data set details

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Note

Data provided does not reflect the total number of calls or complaints made to the VPD. Only the categories described in the attributes and that occurred from January 1, 2003 are included. Certain crimes are excluded for privacy and investigative reasons. Please refer to the above FAQ for further details.

If you have a questions that was not answered on this page or the above FAQ page, please email VPD.