Police Use-of-Force 33% open

Pittsburgh, PA

What data is expected?

The Police Data Initiative defines use of force as “the means of compelling compliance or overcoming resistance to an officer’s command(s) in order to protect life or property or to take a person into custody.” Use-of-force data should include data, location, a description or type of forced used, and a reason for use of force.This data is crucial for police accountability. (More info)

  • Date
  • Location
  • Type or description of force used
  • Reason for use of force

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed No
Available in bulk No
Up-to-date No Report of annual data is all that's available. 2010-15
Available free online Yes PDF report
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format
findable 3
findable_steps Google search
Collected by government Yes
usability 1 PDF
collector_name City of Pittsburgh Public Safety, with Allegheny County Department of Human Services
characteristics Type or description of force used, Reason for use of force
location https://www.alleghenycountyanalytics.us/wp-content/uplo - PDF Report
Annual stats embedded in a pdf. Lots of aggregate City-wide detail but not record-level. Includes police zone, year, reason for use of force, and type of force used.

Meta data

Data location   https://www.alleghenycountyanalytics.us/wp-content/uplo - PDF Report
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   bob gradeck
Submitters   bob gradeck
Last modified   Sun Feb 04 2018 17:26:59 GMT+0000 (UTC)