Crime and Public Safety data
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This page is broken down into four areas.
- Tools & Maps
For the month of Jan and Feb, BetaNYC is double down its advocacy investment in open data and focusing on building tools for City Council Members, their staff, and Community Boards. For eight weeks, we are looking at four data realms and building apps on top of that data: Crime and Public Safety, Schools and Transportation, Land Use, and NYC 311 data. These nights will feed into a two day hackathon (22/23 Feb), Code Across NYC.
On our first night, we explored what tools might be helpful for City Council Members, their staff, and Community Boards. You can find more of these ideas on BetaNYC's Project Idea board or read the notes from our first night:
``We can have more comprehensive decisions on infrastructure improvements if we had complete information on traffic violations and crash data.
I could provide a better interface for crash data entry if we were able to work with the NYPD to facilitate a unified entry point for data.
If we had data broken down for every major street redesign, we can better understand the impact of those redesigns.
If the NYPD publicized their recommendations on and underlying data to Department of Transportation for street redesigns, elected officials, community boards and the public could participate in the decision making process.
Map interface with crash data overlaid and formatted for better public consumption. Present suggestions to elected officials for where street improvements are needed. Provide a better interface for crash data entry.``
Tools and Maps
This is a collection of Crime and Public Safety data tools:
- NYC Crime Map
- NYC Crime Map Hacks - To Be Collected
- NYCLU Stop and Frisk App
- Crash Stories NYC
Crime and Public Safety Data
In general you can find data on NYC.gov/Data and search for Public Safety. The following list is a collection of relevant Gov and Non-Gov NYC datasets.
- Breaking News
-- < This is in the iOS app but not on the public website. >
- Precinct Boundary Data
-- NYPD’s site: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precinct_maps/precinct_finder.shtml
-- nyc.gov/data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Public-Safety/Police-Precincts/78dh-3ptz
-- Precinct Houses: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/home/precincts.shtml
-- Police Precincts on Pediacities - http://nycdata.pediacities.com/dataset/nyc-police-precincts
- Call Boxes Data
-- < is this located anywhere? >
- Stop, Question, and Frisk
-- < is there an NYCLU’s Version >
-- “NYPD format” < http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/analysis_and_planning/stop_question_and_frisk_report.shtml >
-- NYC Crime Map http://maps.nyc.gov/crime/
-- Crime Map Data from Thomas Levine: http://thomaslevine.com/!/nyc-crime-map/
-- Crime Map Data using Thomas Levine’s tool: https://github.com/BetaNYC/nyc-crime-map
- Historical Crime Data
-- “NYPD Format” https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Public-Safety/Historical-New-York-City-Crime-Data/hqhv-9zeg
-- The NYPD produces weekly CompStat in PDF format. < http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/traffic_reports/traffic_summons_reports.shtml > Martin Burch has been parsing this data since 2010 and is accessible in a tabular form at < https://classic.scraperwiki.com/scrapers/nycrime/ >.
-- Motor Vehicle Collisions in "NYPD's Format," aka PDF: < http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/traffic_reports/motor_vehicle_collision_data.shtml >
-- Crashmapper is a tool that visualized NYPD's crash data: < http://nyc.crashmapper.com/about >
-- Crashmapper is on GitHub: https://github.com/talos/nypd-crash-data-bandaid
-- Crashmapper's data comes from the NYPD via scraped PDFs: http://nypd.openscrape.com/#/
-- Transportation Alternatives has asked its members to self report crash stories: http://www.crashstories.org/page/about
- Moving Summonses
-- “NYPD format” http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/traffic_reports/traffic_summons_reports.shtml
-- < To date no one has scraped this data >
- Firehouse Data
-- FDNY Firehouse Listing https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Public-Safety/FDNY-Firehouse-Listing/hc8x-tcnd
-- Fire Companies: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Public-Safety/Fire-Companies/iiv7-jaj9
-- Fire Divisions: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Public-Safety/Fire-Divisions/hkpx-aaxc
- FDNY Community Board Incident Count
- FDNY Important Phone Numbers
- FDNY Monthly Response Times
- FDNY Fire Department Fire Code Data
- NYC Fire Department Building Vacate List
Office of Emergency Management
- Directory of Daytime Warming Centers
Department of Transportation
- Collection of DOT Feeds < http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/datafeeds.shtml >
- Traffic Advisories < http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/datafeeds.shtml#Traffic >
- Traffic Speed < http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/datafeeds.shtml#realtime >
- NYC Truck Route Data < http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/datafeeds.shtml#TruckRoutes >
NYC 311 Inquiry API
- Collection of NYC Locations and Answers to everyday 311 Questions < http://developer.cityofnewyork.us/api/open311-inquiry >