Neighborhood Safety

APD Logo | Buyer Safety

To help you assess the safety of a neighborhood, click on the Austin Police Department logo to the left. This will connect you to the APDs crime information for any location in the Austin area.

1st Time Access Only

Steps for 1st time access (you will only have to do these steps the first time you access this feature)

  • Click on the Current Crime Information hyperlink
  • The City of Austin GIS Viewer Disclaimer will be displayed. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Acknowledge button
  • You will be asked to install Microsoft Silverlight. This is the tool that will allow you to do the searches.
  • After it is installed you will have to shut down your Internet Explorer and restart Internet Explorer.

Steps for Access

  • Use the Safety on either the Buyer or Lease dropdown list.
  • Click on the APD logo.
  • Click on the Current Crime Information hyperlink.
  • TheCity of Austin GIS Viewer Disclaimer will be displayed. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Acknowledge button.

Ways to Search

Click on the Help link at the top of the APD search page for information on how to use the tool.

You can search by:

  • Address Radius Search Hint: Only enter the street number and street name (do not enter city and state).
  • Geographic Location Search: Use the neighborhood name in the dropdown list to select a specific neighborhood.
  • Rectangle Search: Draw a rectangle that covers a mile anywhere on the map.