Open Data: New York Police Department Launches Online Crime Data Resources
In a significant step toward increasing transparency, the New York Police Department has created a website with detailed data about each major crime that takes place in the city.
The database comes with an interactive map and allows searches by location, date, category of crime and 16 other variables.
A searchable spreadsheet can also be sorted by precinct, enforcement sector and whether it’s a felony.
The NYPD also said that the weekly Compstat reports will be more immediately available to the public on the NYPD’s website. The reports are currently often delayed a week or so before appearing online.
The weekly Compstat records are found here.
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