Emergency Calls 100% open

Los Angeles, CA

What data is expected?

Calls for service from Police, Fire, and EMS. Emergency response is one of the most important functions of local government as the lives of city residents may be on the line. Emergency call data can provide insight into the most common public safety issues facing a city, as well as geographic areas most affected. Transparent public access to emergency call data can also serve to keep dispatch and public safety offices accountable.

Emergency calls may include 911 calls, 911 calls plus agency-initiated calls, actual dispatches, or something similar. Sometimes calls for things like sensitive crimes may be excluded; this is acceptable.

When searching for Emergency Calls data, note that EMS is often included within Fire but is sometimes separate. If this data is spread out across multiple datasets (which is often the case), the section where you link to the data must include links to all of them. (More info)

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

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes Data are up to date, but only updated weekly.
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, RDF, TSV, XML
findable 3
findable_steps Googled "Los Angeles calls for service data"
licence_url https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legal Link to the license can be found by clicking "Show More" in the "About this Dataset" section
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name LAPD
characteristics Date and time, Type or description, Location (may be coordinates or addresses; addresses may be at the block level, such as “5XX Main Street”) Type and location may not be satisfactory; I'll leave that up to the judges
location href="https://data.lacity.org/A-Safe-City/LAPD-Calls-for-Service-2018/nayp-w2tw" https://data.lacity.org/A-Safe-City/LAPD-Calls-for-Serv">rel="nofollow">https://data.lacity.org/A-Safe-City/LAPD-Calls-for-Serv - LA City open data portal

Meta data

Data location   https://data.lacity.org/A-Safe-City/LAPD-Calls-for-Serv - LA City open data portal
Data licence   https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legal
Data format   CSV, RDF, TSV, XML
Reviewer   Adam Scherling
Submitters   Adam Scherling
Last modified   Wed May 23 2018 23:18:58 GMT+0000 (UTC)