You can now view 9-1-1 calls in Portland on a map through a link to CrimeReports.com . The map is updated daily to show the block location of calls that came into the 9 -1-1 dispatch center for the Portland Police Bureau. It should be noted that the Portland Police Bureau is not releasing the address information for specific types of 9-1-1 calls. Generally, these calls deal with sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment and alarms.
CrimeReports.com is a web-based service and is not part of the City of Portland or the Portland Police Bureau. CrimeReports.com uses more than 12 major categories nationwide. To see what Portland 9-1-1 calls are in each CrimeReports.com category, view this PDF.
How does CrimeReports.com differ from PortlandMaps and CrimeStats
Two other sources of crime statistics on the Police Bureau's web site are PortlandMaps and CrimeStats. These stats are based on police reports such as: an officer spoke to the victim of a crime and wrote a police report. The reports are classified as to type of crime (was it a robbery?; a burglary?) based on a national uniform crime reporting system developed by the FBI.
Not all calls to 9-1-1, however, turn out to be a crime or what is reported, turns out to be something else. For example, a report of shots fired may be fireworks.