The Police Data Initiative promotes the use of open data to encourage joint problem solving, innovation, enhanced understanding, and accountability between communities and the law enforcement agencies that serve them.

This site provides a consolidated and interactive listing of open and soon-to-be-opened data sets that more than 130 local law enforcement agencies have identified as important to their communities, and provides critical and timely resources, including technical guidance and best practices, success stories, how-to articles and links to related efforts.

The leaders involved in this community of practice, known as the Police Data Initiative, have taken extraordinary steps to demonstrate transparency and to engage those they serve in a partnership to co-produce public safety and satisfaction, recognizing that both are essential to true community policing.

Photo courtesy: Baltimore City Police Department

Embracing Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Data

The number of Americans killed in traffic fatalities has fallen over the last decade, but the number of bicycle/pedestrian fatalities is up 12 percent over that time according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Meanwhile, the number of bicyclists commuting to work has risen by 64 percent since 2000.   As a result, cities…

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