Monday, August 4, 2014

August 4, 2014

Daily Crime Report Discontinued
The Richmond Police Department will no longer prepare and email the Daily Crime Report.

Information contained in the Daily Crime Report may now be accessed by using a crime mapping service called RAIDS Online. It may be accessed here:  or here:

RAIDS Online will email you a list of reported crimes but, YOU MUST SIGN UP.

To begin the process, please click on Virginia on the RAIDS Online national map, then:

1.       In the menu of cities, select Richmond, VA.

2.       Click on the link “Sign up for crime alerts” in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

3.       In the address-line, type in an address of interest and select a radius. For the whole city, type in Belle Isle, Richmond, VA and select the five mile radius.

4.       Choose the “daily email” option for alerts every Monday through Friday.

Please note: overnight crime incidents are uploaded twice – Monday through Friday - at:

1.       11:00 p.m. – ensures the next day’s email contains most of the prior day’s reported crimes.

2.       6:00 a.m. – updates the crime map with crimes reported overnight.

(Uploads can take up to 40 minutes to complete)

In addition to the email option, RAIDS Online can be used in other ways to keep you informed about crime in your neighborhood.

Check out this overview and tutorial:   (General Overview of RAIDS Online)      (To link to RAIDS Online Tutorial)