The Asheville Crime Map is a brand new project that arose from a mom's curiosity. Luckily, that mom (Clary Pollack) is a software engineer and front-end web developer. By analyzing publicly availably crime data that the Asheville Police Department reports, Pollack was able to extract the information and create an interactive, visual representation of recent crimes.
In addition to the Crime Map, the Historical Data page includes information from the FBI Crime Data Explorer. That data goes back several years to show Asheville crime trends over time.
This project is ongoing and will continue to evolve so stay tuned!