May 22, 2022

Washington, D.C. Launches New Interactive Crime Data Search and Data Visualization Tool

From State Scoop:

The new tool is called Crime Cards and replaces a crime map originally developed by the city in 2006. The new tool was developed as responsive website to be more easily accessible on mobile devices and uses a fill-in-the-blanks [natural language] format for finding the wanted information.


Users can submit queries like:

  • I want to explore robberies with a gun over the past 4 weeks near me within 1,000 feet.
  • I want to explore sex abuse without a gun dated: 1/1/2008 to 3/9/2018 citywide on a heat map.
  • I want to explore all property crimes over the past 2 years citywide on a ward map.

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Direct to DC Crime Cards

See Also: Direct to DC Crime Datasets (via Open Data DC)

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