Crime Reports 100% open

Washington, DC

What data is expected?

Open crime data helps communities make informed judgements about public safety, as well as providing transparency into how local police power is being exercised. For U.S. City Open Data Census purposes, crime report data should include at a minimum the following elements: date, time, location, incident type, and narrative information — best would be exact date, location, and type of crime, but per day per street or postal/zip code are acceptable for Census purposes. (More info)

  • Date and time
  • Location (may be coordinates or addresses; addresses may be at the block level, such as “5XX Main Street”)
  • Incident type
  • Narrative information

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes
Available in bulk Yes Posted by year
Up-to-date Yes Data for the current year is updated daily. Previous years are posted individually.
Available free online Yes Freely available however option to create an ArcGIS Online account in order to build web maps using ArcGIS Online.
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, GeoJSON, KML, SHP Also available as GeoService and OGC WMS
findable 4
findable_steps Search keyword 'crime' in http://opendata.dc.gov
licence_url https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Collected by government Yes Shared by the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer who administers http://opendata.dc.gov
usability 3
collector_name Government of the District of Columbia Shared by the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer who administers http://opendata.dc.gov
characteristics Date and time, Location (may be coordinates or addresses; addresses may be at the block level, such as “5XX Main Street”), Incident type
location http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets?q=crime - DC Gov Open Data DC

Meta data

Data location   http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets?q=crime - DC Gov Open Data DC
Data licence   https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Data format   CSV, GeoJSON, KML, SHP
Reviewer   Alexandre Santos
Submitters   Alexandre Santos
Last modified   Fri Feb 23 2018 18:52:37 GMT+0000 (UTC)