Crime Reports 100% open

Portland, OR

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 The website states that the Portland Police Bureau is a member of the Police Data Initiative. The Police Data Initiative website provides a statement regarding the use of open data.
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes Site explicitly states that the report is updated the first business day after the 15th of the month. Also included is the last day it was updated.
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format TXT
findable 2
findable_steps Went to City of Portland website, searched within site for crime data; Site menus do not intuitively take users to the correct landing page for the data
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Strategic Services Division, Portland Police Bureau
characteristics Date and time, Incident type Location is only available at the neighborhood level
location - Website of the City of Portland, Police Bureau

Meta data

Data location - Website of the City of Portland, Police Bureau
Data licence
Data format   TXT
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 19:34:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)