Emergency Calls 0% open

New York City, NY

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
Available free online No
In an open format
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) Police Department of New York City (NYPD) also collects emergency call data, but it is unavailable online as far as I can tell
online_otherwise No
EMS and Fire emergency calls are available through the open data portal, but not Police: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Public-Safety/EMS-Incident-Dispatch-Data/76xm-jjuj https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Public-Safety/Fire-Incident-Dispatch-Data/8m42-w767

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Reviewer   Stephen Larrick
Submitters   Stephen Larrick
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 21:10:11 GMT+0000 (UTC)