CompStat Reports and Crime Mapping

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Photo of the color guard in procession during the Wilmington Police Academy ceremony.
Photo of Wilmington Police Academy recruits.
Photo of officers participating in recreational activities at the Wilmington Police Academy.
Police cadets at the academy graduation ceremony
Boy kneeling next to dog in front of a WPD police vehicle
Archive photo of WPD officer standing next to his police vehicle in front of the Public Safety Building

CompStat Methodology

Crime reporting, statistical analysis and information sharing are central components of modern policing. On May 1, 2017, the Wilmington Police Department implemented CompStat, integrating the proven methodology into the agency’s daily operations. CompStat, which has been used by the New York City Police Department since 1994 and has since been adopted by many other agencies across the country, applies business management principles to policing. The approach leverages crime analysis and statistics regarding incidents that occur in Wilmington, with tracking of data and trends in near real-time to provide the department with greater levels of accountability, focus and follow-up. It is also instrumental in helping crime analysts and department leaders to identify potential crime trends, and to mobilize resources accordingly.

The data supports efficient, targeted law enforcement efforts across Wilmington for all residents and visitors, and the compiled statistical data is simultaneously used as a management tool for reducing crime, improving procedures and training, and enhancing transparency. 

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Chief Robert J. Tracy are pleased to present the public with the weekly CompStat report, which is accessible below.

Weekly CompStat Report

Crime Mapping Platform - CrimeMapping.com

Mayor Purzycki and Chief Tracy invite members of the public to use this free online service to gain a greater understanding of what’s happening in your neighborhoods and throughout the city. 

CrimeMapping.com is a web-based platform that helps law enforcement agencies provide the public with valuable information about recent crime activity. Visitors can search the platform by neighborhood, address, offense type and date.