Police Use-of-Force 44% open

Baltimore, MD

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 The data is in pdf form . Pdfs are split yearly from 2015 to current
Up-to-date No It's difficult to know how often the data is updated and whether or not new data should be available without knowing whether there's been a police shooting since the last update. Last update is Jan 2018
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format HTML The data is only available as a pdf
findable 3
findable_steps Google Baltimore police use of force data and go to the BPD result. Scroll down the page to find the individual summaries per year as a pdf
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name https://www.baltimorepolice.org/transparency/use-force
characteristics Date, Location
location href="https://www.baltimorepolice.org/transparency/use-force" https://www.baltimorepolice.org/transparency/use-force">rel="nofollow">https://www.baltimorepolice.org/transparency/use-force - Baltimore Police Dept website

Meta data

Data location   https://www.baltimorepolice.org/transparency/use-force - Baltimore Police Dept website
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Valeria Rozenbaum
Submitters   Valeria Rozenbaum
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 20:42:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)