Emergency Calls 100% open

Johns Creek, GA

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
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, GeoJSON, JSON, SHP
findable 4
findable_steps Searched for open data in Johns Creek via Google, found DataHub, searched for police and fire, found the data.
licence_url http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name City of Johns Creek, GA
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://datahub.johnscreekga.gov/datasets/police-calls-f - Johns Creek DataHub (open data portal) - Police "Calls for Service", http://datahub.johnscreekga.gov/datasets/fire-departmen - Johns Creek DataHub (open data portal) - Fire Incidents
Dashboards exist on the DataHub that summarize important/relevant facts from the data which help focus user analysis.

Meta data

Data location   http://datahub.johnscreekga.gov/datasets/police-calls-f - Johns Creek DataHub (open data portal) - Police "Calls for Service"
   http://datahub.johnscreekga.gov/datasets/fire-departmen - Johns Creek DataHub (open data portal) - Fire Incidents
Data licence   http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Data format   CSV, GeoJSON, JSON, SHP
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Fri Feb 02 2018 21:06:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)