NYPD officials announced Wednesday the creation of a publicly-accessible online site providing incident-level crime data for the seven major felony offenses commonly known as “Index Crimes.” The information will consist of nineteen distinct variables for each crime reported, including the date/time of occurrence, location and other specific fields. This information will be posted on the NYPD’s website and the NYC Open Data Portal. The site will also include an interactive map to track crime locations.
Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said, “It is our hope that the public will utilize this information to increase their awareness and knowledge of crime conditions around the city and in their local neighborhoods. This release of available data is part of the NYPD’s continued effort to promote transparency and collaboration with advocacy groups, community leaders and elected officials as well as members of the public.”
The compilation and release of this data was facilitated through collaborative efforts with the office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, the Vera Institute, and various advocacy groups including Reinvent Albany and members of the NYC Transparency Working Group.
The NYPD also announced that weekly CompStat reports, currently available in printed form only, will soon be accessible to the public online in digital form.
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