Crime Reports & Crime Mapping

What is Crime Reports Crime Mapping?
Crime Reports is a source of information for citizens to stay abreast of what is occurring in and around their neighborhoods. Crime Reports provides general information about call response and crime trends throughout Amherst.

How often is Crime Reports updated?
The information found on Crime Reports is updated daily. The information that is posted is archived for a period of 6 months.

Are all crimes that occur in Amherst posted on Crime Reports?
No. Some crimes that are sensitive in nature or where investigations are currently underway are not included in the data. The Amherst Police Department works hard to get as much information out to the public and pays specific attention to “quality of life” crimes that concern our community members. Additionally, responses to calls that do not generate a written incident or arrest report are not included in the data.

Is more information available?
General information can be obtained by making an inquiry at . Certain public records requests must be handled through the Amherst Police Records department. In order to or obtain records or reports, you must come in during the normal business hours of the Records Bureau, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Please be advised that there is a fee for records, and requests may take several days to process. The Records Bureau may be reached at 413-259-3016.

How can I receive alerts about Amherst Police Activity?
Alerts can be sent to you automatically by electronic mail. Sign up for such alerts can be made at the crime reports email alert link. Alerts can also be sent to your wireless device.

How does the Amherst Police Department utilize Crime Reports?
The Amherst Police Department uses the data gathered by Crime Reports to look at crime patterns and trends. Patrol plans, investigative techniques and resource management are a function of Crime Reports.

While the Amherst Police Department makes every effort to maintain and distribute accurate information, no warranties and/or representations of any kind are made regarding the information provided. The Amherst Police Department is not responsible for misinterpretation of this information and makes no inference or judgement as to the relative safety to any particular area or neighborhood. In no event shall the Amherst Police Department be liable in any way for the users of this data. Users of the data accessed through Crime Reports shall hold the Amherst Police Department harmless in all matters and accounts arising from the use and/or accuracy of this data.