Some police departments, such as the Beaverton Police Department in Oregon, provide a list of police reports about several apartment complexes in the area, the department's website states. Users can view crime reports from the past six months on the online mapping service of CrimeReports, states the website.
Police reports, by law, are accessible to the public, and most police departments can provide copies of police records upon request, states eInvestigator.com. Some police stations offer the information online. The Beaverton Police Department maintains a list of apartment communities that have requested the services of the local police through 911 and non-emergency calls, the department's website indicates. The website lists corresponding crime reports for each apartment complex. The crime report includes the number of calls received during the past three months and the reasons for the calls.
Many cities and states, including Federal Way, Washington, use the services of CrimeReports, an online crime-mapping website, according to CrimeReports. An interactive map shows the most recent crimes reported in a particular area. Users can view the crimes in a specific place or apartment community during the past few months. The site also allows online users to receive crime alerts that notify the subscriber of crimes reported within a selected radius.