Crime Map

The Mesquite Police Department has launched their new online crime mapping website which provides the public with information about crimes reported within the City of Mesquite.

Frequently Asked Questions

What information can I get about crime reports in Mesquite from this crime website?
The descriptions below represent the offense report types the Mesquite Police Department reports through this crime mapping website.

Arson: Willful, malicious burning of a structure, vehicle, or personal property.

Assault: Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another; intentionally or knowingly causing offensive physical contact with another or threatening another with imminent bodily injury. Aggravated assault involves either the use or threat of a deadly weapon or serious bodily injury.

Burglary: Unlawful entry of a structure to commit a theft or other felony.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle: 
Breaking into or entering a vehicle to commit any felony or theft.

Drugs/Alcohol Violations:

  • Drug Abuse Violations: The violation of laws prohibiting the production, cultivation, manufacture, distribution, possession and/or use of certain controlled substances.
  • Liquor Laws: The violation of laws prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.

Fraud: The intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another person or other entity to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right. 

Homicide: Unlawful killing of one person by another.

Motor Vehicle Theft: Theft of a car, truck, motorcycle, or any motor vehicle.  This category will display when the offense description is Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.  It is possible that some Motor Vehicle Theft reports may be listed under Theft/Larceny in on the crime mapping website because of the way the report was coded.  

Robbery: In the course of committing theft; intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person, or intentionally or knowingly threatening or placing another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.  Aggravated robbery involves the use or exhibition of a weapon, causing serious bodily injury, or an elderly or disabled victim. 

Theft/Larceny: Unlawful appropriating property with intent to deprive the owner of the property. Embezzlement, forgery, check fraud and theft from a vehicle are not in this category.

Vandalism: Intentionally or knowingly damaging or destroying the tangible property of another. 

Vehicle Break-In: Breaking into or entering a vehicle to commit any felony or theft. 

Weapons: Violation of laws prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession or use of deadly weapons. 

Will this website provide the exact address of a crime?
No. Offenses are reported to the general area (street and block number) rather than to the exact address of the offense report. 

Are there any offense categories listed on the crime mapping website which the Mesquite Police
Department does not report?

Yes, offenses that are immediately handled by the responding officer (for example with a citation or arrest) are not reported.  This would include Disturbing the Peace and Driving Under the Influence. 

Are all offense/incident reports taken by the Mesquite Police Department visible on the crime mapping website?
No.  In order to present the information in a meaningful way, the crime map website has a distinct selection of symbols displayed for report types.  These selections are based on the types of offenses most people are interested in knowing about, but they do not encompass all of the thousands of laws that could potentially be reported.  Similarly, Mesquite Police Department officers sometimes take incident reports which do not involve a known offense to be reported.

Are sex offenders in Mesquite reported on the crime mapping website?
No. The Mesquite Police Department also does not report sex offenses through the crime mapping website because presenting them in this manner could violate the victim’s privacy and discourage victims from notifying the police. The Texas Department of Public Safety has a website for registered sex offenders.

How often is the crime data updated for the Mesquite Police Department?

I was previously signed up for crime-mapping notifications for my address; do I need to sign up again to continue to receive notifications?
Yes.  The Mesquite Police Department has changed its crime reporting system and is using a new vendor for crime notifications.  Anyone who is interested in receiving notifications from the new vendor will need to sign up on their system.

How can I get information about offense/incident reports that I cannot find on the crime mapping website?
Contact the Mesquite Police Department records section at 777 N. Galloway Avenue, Mesquite, Texas 75149 or by phone at 972-216-6246.