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

Data Location


All Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department crime data is provided directly to enterprise vendor LexisNexis via their Community Crime Map platform (formerly called RAIDS). Not only is the data purposefully obscured from public raw access -- even using advanced scraping techniques such as Beautiful Soup Python library to scrape contents will not work – there is a clause in the contract with LexisNexis that says SCMPD may use the free service for reporting so long as LexisNexis is the only entity that receives the data in real-time, and that all crime FOIA requests be directed by simply referring users to the Community Crime Mapping app, which is, by the wayk inoperable on mobile.

Not openly licensed despite the fact it is public data.

Reviewer comments

Accepting as it was self-provided based upon research and phone calls to SCMPD.

Data Availability

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


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Carl V. Lewis
Submitters   Carl V. Lewis
Last modified   Thu May 18 2017 07:58:19 GMT+0000 (UTC)