Each month the High Point Police Department shares the most recent data related to violent crimes, gang activity, gun seizures and non-enforcement interactions with our community (presentations, etc.) at the HPCAV monthly meeting. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, HPCAV did not meet in August. The information below was provided electronically by the High Point Police Department.

Calls for Service

The Police Department has answered 909 community related calls (non-enforcement) and responded to almost 72,000 calls for service so far this year.

Impact (Violent) Crimes

Below are the offenses considered to be Impact or Violent crimes. Included are the numbers for August 2020, Year to Date, a comparison with 2019, and the 5-year average. Overall, impact crimes are down compared to this time last year.

Crime Overview

Overall impact crime through the end of August. Click here to access crime statistics or crime in your neighborhood.

Blue line is current year.

Guns Seized 2020

COVID-19 Impact

The Police Department has tracked the impact of the pandemic on crime since March 16, 2020. During this time, we had seen an increase in robberies, but the numbers have actually returned to normal range and we are now at less robberies reported this year versus 2019 (-4%). Larceny from Automobile has trended down (-18%) and Domestic Disturbances have continued to “normalize” since the onset of the pandemic (13%), as have heroin overdoses (25%) compared to the same time period the previous year. All other key impact persons and property crimes (homicide (-56%), manslaughter (-100%), rape (-42%), aggravated assault (-1%), burglary (-25%), larceny (-14%), and public disturbances (-6%) are below numbers from the previous year.