Tracking neighborhood crime

The Ravenna-Bryant neighborhood is part of the Seattle Police Department’s North Precinct.  The precinct is broken up into sectors and a portion of the west part of our neighborhood is in the Union Sector and the east part is in the Lincoln Sector.  Within the sectors are police beats and Union Sector beats 1 and 2 (U1, U2) include parts of Ravenna-Bryant, though most of those beats cover other neighborhoods.  Lincoln Sector beat 3(L3) covers the largest swath of Ravenna-Bryant.

Crime Information on Twitter

This is important information for those who want want to receive information on Twitter about crime.  With Seattle Police Department’s Tweets by Beat, you can follow or view a Twitter feed of police dispatches in each of Seattle’s police beats, and find out about the flashing lights and sirens on your block.  In order to protect crime victims, officers, and the integrity of investigations, calls will display one hour after a dispatcher sends the call to an officer. The feeds also do not include information about domestic violence calls, sexual assaults, and other certain types of crimes.

Crime Information Maps

SPD’s online crime map shows 911 incident reports and police reports.  It also includes trend data about select crimes.  For instance, auto theft is a concern among Ravenna-Bryant residents.  Below is a chart showing auto theft trends since 2008 in L3.  As you can see, there was a spike in car thefts last June.

Get Your Car Back Tweets

The SPD 911 section tweets stolen vehicles as they occur. You do not need a Twitter account to view this information. If you spot a stolen car, do not make direct contact with potential occupants – call 911.