Crime & Activity Map
The Pismo Beach Police Department utilizes CrimeGraphics to provide the community with crime and police activity information. An interactive map is available with activity information for the last seven days, and activity logs can be found under the “Bulletin” tab. Data contained in the map includes calls for service received from the community, as well as officer-initiated activity as part of the Department’s crime prevention efforts through pro-active policing.
This website is provided as a public service by the Pismo Beach Police Department. In an effort to protect victim privacy this website does not provide information regarding juvenile offenders, or specific information regarding calls for service that are sensitive in nature. The Department does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information contained on this website regarding specific incidents, crimes, or people with respect to the omission of information that may have not yet been filed or is pending filing with a court of jurisdiction relating to criminal offenses.
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An increasing number of police departments around the world have adopted software that uses statistical data to guide their decision-making: predictive policing. The Pismo Beach Police Department employs a full-time crime analyst that is dedicated to this process. This approach means that the Pismo Beach Police analyzes statistical historic data to predict in what geographic areas there is an increased chance of criminal activity. This type of information can be used to efficiently deploy our resources to prevent criminal behavior. Predictive policing does not replace conventional policing methods (e.g. problem-oriented policing, intelligence-led policing or hotspot policing) but enhances these traditional practices by applying advanced statistical models and algorithms.
The use of statistical models can be of immense value for reducing crime and ensuring the safety in cities. Indeed, some cases in the United States indicate that when predictive policing software is used, the crime rate decreases. The United States collectively maintains a massive amount of criminal justice data, which is collected and centralized for law enforcement agencies. This process improves policing and police-community relations. To review crime data on a wider scale, visit these resources: