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Crime Related Information

Crime statistics in the city of Austin are available from the Austin Police department, and can be accessed by clicking here and following the instructions. Our neighborhood statistics are noted in the West Austin Neighborhood Group selection. This is a useful site containing a variety of crime related information.

Central West District Representatives
APD District Representative for West Austin,
Nicole Gray
District Representative
Austin Police Department
Central West Area Command

The West Austin News Police Report column has started up again. This is a great way to keep informed about crime in our local neighborhoods. To subscribe to this local newspaper please visit the West Austin News website.

Neighborhood Watch Program

WANG is trying to increase awareness of neighborhood crime. An increase in residential and automobile burglaries in the neighborhood has prompted interest in a neighborhood watch program. Because research shows that the most effective programs are those that involve neighbors in small, localized groups, WANG proposes to act as an initiator and resource for neighborhood watch groups within our boundaries. The following actions are planned:

  • Provide neighbors with timely information about crime in the neighborhood, especially when distribution of this information could prevent other crime. The link to APD’s crime information is listed on this web page.
  • Assist groups of neighbors interested in implementing neighborhood watch groups by providing start-up information, including contact with APD officers for presentations.
  • Maintain contact with elected Block Captains and use them as contact points for distributing information to neighbors.
  • Include information about established watches in our neighborhood, along with basic safety tips and suggestions for neighbors.
  • Support neighborhood watch groups by hosting an annual neighborhood-wide social event focusing on crime and safety, such as National Night Out.

In addition, a recent search of the Austin Police Department Registered Sex Offenders Database identified on registered sex offender living in the 78703 zip code at 1115 West 9th Street.

For specific information and pictures of the registrants and to get up to date listings, go the APD database search site at and enter the required information.

Related Posts

  • The Region 1 Central West and North Central District Representatives will host a Commander’s Forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 to share information and talk about community concerns with residents and business owners. The forum will take place at the McCallum High School, 5600 Sunshine Drive, Austin, 78756. Topics […]

  • The Code Compliance Department is responsible for licensing and regulating Short Term Rentals (STRs–Types 1 and 2). If you are unreasonably disturbed by the bad behavior of occupants be sure to report it to 311 if it’s non-emergency, and 911 if it’s an emergency, situation. Useful information for Code Compliance inspectors includes: the number of […]

  • The following intruder alert has been circulating by email to our neighborhood: “A male in his mid-30’s rang the bell at the home of a dear friend.  The man was dressed as a police officer.  Against instructions, the wonderful babysitter opened the door since she thought it was a policeman.  When she did, he pushed […]

  • Crime and safety information from WANG's Crime and Safety Seminar, including presentations by APD representatives concerning crime prevention, as well as information from local security companies and products for protecting your home.