Crime Reports 83% open

Charlottesville, VA

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 Yes
Up-to-date No Currently connecting to new system, data only through Dec 2017.
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, GeoJSON, JSON
findable 4
findable_steps Search
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name CPD
characteristics Date and time, Location (may be coordinates or addresses; addresses may be at the block level, such as “5XX Main Street”), Incident type
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There are stated limitations to this data: " This dataset represents the initial information that is provided by individuals calling for police assistance. Please note that the dataset only contains the last 5 years and excludes homicides, suicides, and sex offenses; aggravated assaults are shown after a four week delay. Remaining information is often amended for accuracy after an Officer arrives and investigates the reported incident."

Meta data

Data location - Open data portal
Data licence
Data format   CSV, GeoJSON, JSON
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Feb 22 2018 18:22:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)