Crime Reports 67% open

Birmingham, AL

What data is expected?

Open crime data helps communities make informed judgements about public safety, as well as providing transparency into how local police power is being exercised. For U.S. City Open Data Census purposes, crime report data should include at a minimum the following elements: date, time, location, incident type, and narrative information — best would be exact date, location, and type of crime, but per day per street or postal/zip code are acceptable for Census purposes. (More info)

  • Date and time
  • Location (may be coordinates or addresses; addresses may be at the block level, such as “5XX Main Street”)
  • Incident type
  • Narrative information

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes
Available in bulk No
Up-to-date No
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, XLS PDF also
findable 2
findable_steps google search, search within government open data website, have to click each set though so time consuming
licence_url http://opendefinition.org/licenses/cc-by/ Creative Commons link goes directly to OpenDefinition.Org
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name FBI, Police
characteristics Date and time, Location (may be coordinates or addresses; addresses may be at the block level, such as “5XX Main Street”), Incident type
location https://data.birminghamal.gov/dataset/homicide-data-ann - Homicide, https://data.birminghamal.gov/dataset/west-precinct-cri - West Precinct, https://data.birminghamal.gov/dataset/east-precinct-cri - East Precinct, https://data.birminghamal.gov/dataset/south-precinct-cr - South Precinct, https://data.birminghamal.gov/dataset/north-precinct-cr - North Precinct

Meta data

Data location   https://data.birminghamal.gov/dataset/homicide-data-ann - Homicide
   https://data.birminghamal.gov/dataset/west-precinct-cri - West Precinct
   https://data.birminghamal.gov/dataset/east-precinct-cri - East Precinct
   https://data.birminghamal.gov/dataset/south-precinct-cr - South Precinct
   https://data.birminghamal.gov/dataset/north-precinct-cr - North Precinct
Data licence   http://opendefinition.org/licenses/cc-by/
Data format   CSV, XLS
Reviewer   Caroline Yates
Submitters   Caroline Yates
Last modified   Tue Nov 27 2018 18:32:10 GMT+0000 (UTC)