Police Use-of-Force 100% open

Wichita, KS

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 Yes
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, GeoJSON
findable 4
findable_steps online services, open data, community safety
licence_url https://www.wichita.gov/IT/ITDocuments/AR%208.4%20IT%20
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Police Department
characteristics Date, Location, Type or description of force used, Reason for use of force
location https://opendata.wichita.gov/datasets?t=safety - open data website
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Meta data

Data location   https://opendata.wichita.gov/datasets?t=safety - open data website
Data licence   https://www.wichita.gov/IT/ITDocuments/AR%208.4%20IT%20
Data format   CSV, GeoJSON
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Mar 08 2018 23:34:22 GMT+0000 (UTC)