Crime Statistics

The Problem Analysis & Research Center (PARC) is a specialized support unit that reports directly to the Chief of Police. The Center recognizes the need to balance tactical responses to requests while striving to address problems and issues that affect the Gastonia Police Department (GPD) and the community in the long term. Please use links below for information that highlights the segments within PARC, including but not limited to GIS functionality, grant writing and management, planning and research operations.
GIS Mapping
The primary duties of crime analysts are to provide timely and pertinent information relative to crime patterns and trends to assist departmental personnel. This information serves as a basis for planning deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activities, and aids the investigative process. Personnel within the unit utilize many tools to accomplish this, with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) being one of the most popular. While GIS is a popular tool for analysis, the main function of PARC analysts is to process data and provide timely information so the agency can develop a plan to reduce/ prevent crime and solve problems within the community.
The LexisNexis application linked below will allow you to enter your address and choose the crimes that you are most interested in viewing. The application will pull the crimes that have occurred in the location for the past two weeks. If you choose to look back further than the last two weeks, simply choose the date range you are interested in on the left. Data for 2008 to present is available through this application. If you are interested in viewing Uniform Crime Reporting data, please visit the website at

Planning and Research

The Planning and Research support unit is broken down into separate focus areas. While separate in nature, each section works as a team to provide the department with timely and advantageous information. 
  • Planning, Research and Evaluation
  • Policy Development and Examination
  • Grant Writing and Management
Location & Contact Information:
Amanda Neese
Location: 200 East Long Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Monday thru Friday)
(P.O. Box 1748 Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.866.6892 (fax)
Emergencies: 911

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