New crime mapping system available to the public

The Tukwila Police Department announced on Facebook Sept. 7 a crime mapping program that is now available to the public.

The map is available via the department’s Community Crime Map, at

The crime map is synced with the department’s records system to provide up to date crime information.

This allows the public to see the various crimes that have occurred throughout the city and some information related to them.

This is particularly important for those that want to track crime in their neighborhoods and/or around their businesses.

“Knowledge is power and knowing what is going on in your neighborhoods helps you to help us with identifying issues and trends before they become even larger problems,” the department wrote on its Facebook post.

Other features of the Community Crime Map include the ability to automatically have email breakdowns of recent crime activity in your area sent to you as well as an anonymous tip feature.

Due to the nature of some crimes and/or the need for investigative integrity, not all crimes will be available on the Community Crime Map. However, a large majority of them will be available, the post stated.

The department wrote, it will continue to post the blotter on Facebook as often as it can.

If you have a question about anything occurring in your neighborhood or wonder what all the police cars were doing whizzing by with the lights and sirens going, feel free to send us a message on Facebook and we will get back to you as fast as we can with whatever information that we are able to share, the post read.

The department asks that you do not report in progress crimes or in progress suspicious activity to us via social media. The social media sites are not monitored 24/7 and they are not able to dispatch officers via Facebook.

Call 911 for emergencies or 206-241-2121 for non-emergencies. Anonymous tips may be submitted to us by email at

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