To ensure Halton residents continue to have quick and easy access to the latest crime information in their area, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has launched an enhanced version of its Crime Mapping tool on its website.

Accessible to PC and mobile users under the News and Updates tab, the latest Crime Mapping tool offers an at-a-glance snapshot of events by crime type across the region. Key features of the user-friendly tool include:

  • The ability to set filters by date, incident type, and municipality
  • A table displaying all occurrences currently visible
  • Chart which shows a total number of each occurrence type visible in the current map
  • Chart showing the total number of occurrences in each municipality, with columns divided by occurrence type
  • Chart showing total number of each occurrence type, with columns divided by municipality
  • Chart showing total number of occurrences by day
  • Ability to change the base map that is displaying data
  • A new pop-up box with additional information on the selected occurrence

“Providing reliable, timely data to the communities we serve is one of our top priorities”, said Halton Regional Police Chief, Stephen Tanner. “An informed public is a safer public. Sharing the scope and type of crime taking place in our region in this way enables residents and visitors to play an active role in keeping themselves and their families safe.”

Crime mapping data displayed through the tool include police-dispatched calls for homicide, attempted murder, offensive weapons, drug-related offences, assault, robbery, break and enter, property damage, theft, and various traffic-related offences such as impaired driving. Some occurrences, such as intimate partner violence, are not included on the map.

Data is also stripped of exact addresses and other identifying information. Instead, occurrences are pinned to intersections in the vicinity of where they took place to give people an overall snapshot of crime in the area they are searching.

It is important to note that map data is based on dispatched calls, not completed investigations, therefore incident codes are subject to change.

Additional information about the tool is available on the Crime Mapping landing page.

Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service
Media Relations
Phone: 905-825-4899