Crime Reports


The crimereports sensor allows one to track reported incidents occurring in a given area. Incidents include anything reported to Crime Reports. Your regional emergency services may or may not report data. The sensor only counts incidents from the current day.

Configuration

To enable this sensor, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml. Your radius should be of sufficient size to capture incidents in your area.

sensor:
  - platform: crimereports
    name: <any name>
    radius: <your radius>

Configuration Variables

name

(string)(Required)Custom name for the sensor.

radius

(float)(Required)Radius in meters

latitude

(Optional)Latitude for sensor.

Default value: Your home zone latitude defined in your configuration.

longitude

(Optional)Longitude for sensor.

Default value: Your home zone longitude defined in your configuration.

include

(list)(Optional)List of incident types to include. See below for a list of valid incidents.

exclude

(list)(Optional)List of incident types to exclude. See below for a list of valid incidents.

Notes

Area

Crime Reports captures all incidents in a region defined by a square shape. Home Assistant zones are circular. Therefore, the region defined by a Home Assistant zone in a Crime Reports context is a square that is big enough to fit the zone circle. Practically, this means some incidents may be captured that are outside your zone.

Incident Types

You can explicitly include or exclude incident types. Specifying includes restricts the incidents to those types. Specifying excludes will return all incident types except those specified.

These incident types are available:

  • Alarm
  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Assault with Deadly Weapon
  • Breaking & Entering
  • Community Policing
  • Death
  • Disorder
  • Drugs
  • Emergency
  • Family Offense
  • Fire
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Liquor
  • Missing Person
  • Other
  • Other Sexual Offense
  • Pedestrian Stop
  • Proactive Policing
  • Property Crime
  • Property Crime Commercial
  • Property Crime Residential
  • Quality of Life
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Offense
  • Theft
  • Theft from Vehicle
  • Theft of Vehicle
  • Traffic
  • Vehicle Recovery
  • Vehicle Stop
  • Weapons Offense

Events

The crimealerts sensor fires a crimealerts_incident event when a new incident is detected, including the type, description, time, location, and coordinates of the incident.