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Show Me Where project

A project showing me where things are.

another headline for fun

About the dataset

The Palo Alto Police Department has posted a spreadsheet of reported incidents from up to 6 months ago. The dataset contains roughly 6,000 records and its fields include geolocations for approximate addresses of the incidents, as well as the disposition of the report.

Basic facts about the dataset

Description of data fields

incident_datetime

A datetime value, in this format: "2015-06-03T04:45:00Z"

description

Contains a text string that seems to be a standardized category for the reported incident, e.g. "THEFT PETTY/MISC (488M)", "THEFT GRAND/BIKE/BIKE PARTS (487B)"

disposition

Contains a text string of the status of the report, such as whether someone was arrested or cited, e.g. "INACTIVE", "MISD. CITATION"

address

Contains a text string of the street address of the incident location. The location is often described as being an intersection, e.g. "EL CAMINO REAL & QUARRY RD", or a block, e.g. "600 Block SAN ANTONIO AV"

city

Contains a text string representing the city name of the incident location, e.g. "Palo Alto"

zipcode

Contains a text string representing the 5-digit ZIP code of the incident location, e.g. "94043"

latitude

Contains a float that represents the latitude coordinate of the incident location.

longitude

Contains a float that represents longitude coordinate of the incident location.

Anticipated data wrangling

I will probably filter the dataset to include burglary-type crimes, such as car/home burglaries, and thefts of bikes and vehicles.

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