Frequently Asked Questions

User Guide

*** PRIME-BC who provides data from the Provincial Management Records System is encountering technical issues which is affecting the crime data feed to our GeoDASH. PRIME-BC is currently working to resolve this issue. ***


The GeoDash interactive mapping tool is intended to enhance community awareness of policing activity in Vancouver. Users are cautioned not to rely on the information provided to make decisions about the specific safety level of a specific location or area. By using this service the user agrees and understands that neither the Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver Police Board nor the City of Vancouver assumes liability for any decisions made or actions taken or not taken by the user in reliance upon any information or data provided.

While every effort has been made to be transparent in this process, users should be aware that this tool is designed to provide individuals with a general overview of incidents falling into several crime categories. The information provided therefore does not reflect the total number of calls or complaints made to the VPD. Please refer to the FAQ for further details.

The data provided is based upon information contained in the VPD Records Management System. The crime classification and file status may change at any time based on the dynamic nature of police investigations.

The VPD has taken great care to protect the privacy of all parties involved in the incidents reported. No personal or identifying information has been provided in GeoDash. Locations for reported incidents involving Offences Against a Person have been deliberately randomized to several blocks and offset to an intersection. No time or street location name will be provided for these offences. For property related offences, the VPD has provided the location to the hundred block and plotted these incidents within the general area of the block. All data visualizations on the map must be considered offset and users should not interpret any visualization as related to a specific person or specific property.


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