Police Use-of-Force 100% open

Dallas, TX

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 Available to download by year
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, RDF, TSV, XML
findable 4
findable_steps Opened link on spreadsheet that went straight to Dallas OpenData website and then used their search tool.
licence_url https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Dallas Police Department Dallas OpenData
characteristics Date, Location, Type or description of force used, Reason for use of force
location https://www.dallasopendata.com - Dallase OpenData
Very easy to find and comprehensive data.

Meta data

Data location   https://www.dallasopendata.com - Dallase OpenData
Data licence   https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/
Data format   CSV, RDF, TSV, XML
Reviewer   Thomas Plapinger
Submitters   Thomas Plapinger
Last modified   Tue Mar 06 2018 01:22:20 GMT+0000 (UTC)