Crime Reports 61% open

Houston, TX

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 No
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date No
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format XLS
findable 4
findable_steps Searched crime reports on Houston open data portal, redirected to Police Department datasets
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Houston Police Department
characteristics 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
location http://www.houstontx.gov/police/cs/index-2.htm - Houston Police Departments Crime Statistics page
In addition to excel files, crime reports are in Access or in an interactive Crime Map.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.houstontx.gov/police/cs/index-2.htm - Houston Police Departments Crime Statistics page
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Katya Abazajian
Submitters   Katya Abazajian
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 20:33:38 GMT+0000 (UTC)