City crime report data, preferably at a reasonably disaggregated level. (More info)

Data Location

https://data.lacity.org/A-Safe-City/LAPD-Crime-and-Collision-Raw-Data-for-2016/ftdn-8ftx

Comments

The crime data is fairly large, so LAPD started a new dataset in 2016 so that it loads faster.

2012 - 2015: https://data.lacity.org/A-Safe-City/Crimes-2012-2015/s9rj-h3s6

2016 to present: https://data.lacity.org/A-Safe-City/LAPD-Crime-and-Collision-Raw-Data-for-2016/ftdn-8ftx

Updates weekly -- unsure what the appropriate update frequency is for crime data. Marked as Yes for timely basis.

Reviewer comments

Need improvement

  • License is not marked in metadata in Socrata portal.
  • Description needs to be more complete, what kind of crime data does this include or exclude? Is any aggregation done? Are locations generalized to hide personally identifiable information?
  • Needs Data Dictionary, no description or clarification provided for fields such as "Rd" or "Crm Cd"

May need to review timeliness of data in future releases - some community members are interested in data more frequently than weekly.

Data Availability

  • ? Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Y Is data in digital form
Key:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data

Details

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Socrata Portal (Socrata API, CSV, XLS, JSON, RSS)
Reviewer   Vyki Englert
Submitters   Chelsea Ursaner
Last modified   Fri Oct 28 2016 20:49:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)