Emergency Calls 100% open

Bellevue, WA

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 Each dataset is separate, but each full dataset is downloadable all at once
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, JSON, RDF, TSV, XML
findable 3
findable_steps data.bellevuewa.gov has links on the front page to crime data (logical) and a community risk assessment (less logical name for fire incident data)
licence_url https://opendatapolicyhub.sunlightfoundation.com/collec
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name City of Bellevue
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”)
location http://communityrisk.bellevuewa.gov/#!/view-data - Fire Incidents, href="https://bellevue.data.socrata.com/Safe-Community/Crime-Data-by-100-Block/jbaa-8x8u" https://bellevue.data.socrata.com/Safe-Community/Crime-">rel="nofollow">https://bellevue.data.socrata.com/Safe-Community/Crime- - Crime Data by 100 Block

Meta data

Data location   http://communityrisk.bellevuewa.gov/#!/view-data - Fire Incidents
   https://bellevue.data.socrata.com/Safe-Community/Crime- - Crime Data by 100 Block
Data licence   https://opendatapolicyhub.sunlightfoundation.com/collec
Data format   CSV, JSON, RDF, TSV, XML
Reviewer   Jeremiah Griswold
Submitters   Jeremiah Griswold
Last modified   Wed Dec 26 2018 22:25:37 GMT+0000 (UTC)