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Crime Statistics in the US

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Open data. An introductory overview of Linked Open Data in the context of cultural institutions.

Open data

Clear labeling of the licensing terms is a key component of Open data, and icons like the one pictured here are being used for that purpose. Overview[edit] The concept of open data is not new; but a formalized definition is relatively new—the primary such formalization being that in the Open Definition which can be summarized in the statement that "A piece of data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike. "[2] Open data is often focused on non-textual material[citation needed] such as maps, genomes, connectomes, chemical compounds, mathematical and scientific formulae, medical data and practice, bioscience and biodiversity. A typical depiction of the need for open data: Creators of data often do not consider the need to state the conditions of ownership, licensing and re-use. I want my data back. See also[edit] CapStat Mapping Application. Data Catalog. Publications Search Results.

Publications Search Results. Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT. LAPD Crime Mapping Get up-to-date crime statistics for neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.

Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT

Being informed about crime in your community is the first step in preventing future occurrences. go to Crime Mapping> To view only the crimes reported by the Los Angeles Police Department: Click on the Crime Mapping Agencies tab, then click the drop down arrow in the Only show crime reported by window and select Los Angeles Police, CA, and then click the Agencies tab again to maximize the page view. The Los Angeles Police Department will directly feed its crime data to the Omega Group to ensure that each crime is reported accurately on the site. The records themselves are also put through an exclusive data scrubbing process that works to locate each crime incident geographically, to a hundred block. A link to the crime maps can be found at www.lapdonline.org, and by clicking on Crimemapping in the left navigation. Click on a link below to zoom into your area of interest: Crime report for 7/1/2013 - 10/29/2013.

SpotCrime Crime Map. The Impact of Opening Up Crime Data. Many cities in the U.S. release crime data, but how much information is available and how it's released varies greatly.

The Impact of Opening Up Crime Data

Although there are more static tables with crime stats posted on websites than we’d like to count, there are also plenty of examples of decently structured data releases that form the foundation for informative and creative uses of crime data -- raising the bar for what is possible. All around the country, journalists, developers, and many other groups are transforming public crime data into meaningful stories, apps, data visualizations, and more, responding to the high demand for access to and better understanding of this information. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of the strongest examples of the different ways crime data can be used. Resources for Researchers. FOIA. Here you can learn all about FBI records—including how to find records already released and how to request unreleased records through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or the Privacy Act.

FOIA

You can also find other information that will help you understand these records and the work of the FBI. APD Open Records Request. APD Crime Data Downloads. Crimes - 2001 to present. Public Information Requests. Public Information Requests The staff of the Houston Police Department / Public Affairs Division / Open Records Unit welcomes you to our section of this web site.

Public Information Requests

In order to assist you with your search on how to submit an Open Records request, we suggest that you find the type of document you are seeking in the list below, click on the heading and follow the instructions on how to obtain that document. • Local, State and Federal agencies, including law enforcement agency, municipal or district attorney office, please see Interagency Requests for information on how to submit your request. • Information on how to request documents from other City Departments (other than HPD) The Texas Attorney Generals website; Accident Calls for Service Log Below is a list of the most common types of requests. 911 Tapes and Dispatch Transcripts: Dispatch transcripts are maintained for one year, 911 audio tapes are maintained for six (6) months.

Accident Report / Crash Report: Auto Storage Auction: Jail: Public Information Requests. CLEARMAP Chicago Police Department Geographic Information System. Houston Police Department - Crime Statistics. Please read the information below for an overview of the types of crime statistics available and instructions on how to access the reports.

Houston Police Department - Crime Statistics

Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Data by Street Neighborhood (Police Beat) Statistics Moving to a new part of town? Looking for crime statistics in your neighborhood (police beat)? Looking for beat and district maps and ZIP code references? Click here for monthly crime statistics Crime Statistics in MS Access Database and MS Excel Spreadsheet The UCR Data by street is provided here monthly as Microsoft Access databases and as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Houston Police Department - Crime Statistics.