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==Minneapolis - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently ==  
 
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* [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/index.asp Minneapolis Police Department] - Currently provides an array of mostly "human mediated" information services including the very popular e-mail lists ([http://www.govdelivery.com/pdfs/Local_Minneapolis_Case_Study.pdf according to GovDelivery all 80 "alert" services (non-crime included) have 40,000 subscribers]) for [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/signup.asp crime bulletins from community policing specialists by sectors/precincts] (no web archive of alerts is known),  [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/index.asp crime statistics], occasional [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/index.asp crime alerts on the web], [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/highlights.asp Weekly Highlights] (last one from January), and mostly department PR via the [http://local.nixle.com/minneapolis-police-department/ Nixle service]. This collective and complex set of options seems to indicate a strong interest in sharing information, but through intermediaries more so than the national trend to adopt open data approaches.
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* [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/index.asp Minneapolis Police Department] - Currently provides an array of mostly "human mediated" information services including the very popular e-mail lists ([http://www.govdelivery.com/pdfs/Local_Minneapolis_Case_Study.pdf according to GovDelivery all 80 "alert" services (non-crime included) have 40,000 subscribers]) for [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/signup.asp crime bulletins from community policing specialists by sectors/precincts] (no web archive of alerts is known),  [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/index.asp crime statistics], occasional [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/index.asp major crime alerts on the web], [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/highlights.asp Weekly Highlights] (last one from January), [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/codefor/arrests.asp Weekly Crime and Arrest Statistics], [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/codefor/index.asp Weekly Crime Maps by Precinct] and mostly department PR via the [http://local.nixle.com/minneapolis-police-department/ Nixle service]. This collective and complex set of options seems to indicate a strong interest in sharing information, but through intermediaries more so than the national trend to adopt open data approaches.
  
 
* Surprise! [http://spotcrime.com/mn/minneapolis Minneapolis on SpotCrime] - In the process of compiling examples above, we discovered unknown to pretty much everyone, that SpotCrime somehow has access to '''some''' of the data we want open for all for a number of [http://spotcrime.com/mn Minnesota cities] including [http://spotcrime.com/mn/st.+paul St. Paul]. There is also a [http://ucrime.com/mn/university+of+minnesota+-+twin+cities U of M Minneapolis campus crime map]. NOTE: There appear to be some inconsistencies in what is shared for Minneapolis - like no assault data for S. Minneapolis in Feb. and Mar. while it does display if you back up to January. Very odd.
 
* Surprise! [http://spotcrime.com/mn/minneapolis Minneapolis on SpotCrime] - In the process of compiling examples above, we discovered unknown to pretty much everyone, that SpotCrime somehow has access to '''some''' of the data we want open for all for a number of [http://spotcrime.com/mn Minnesota cities] including [http://spotcrime.com/mn/st.+paul St. Paul]. There is also a [http://ucrime.com/mn/university+of+minnesota+-+twin+cities U of M Minneapolis campus crime map]. NOTE: There appear to be some inconsistencies in what is shared for Minneapolis - like no assault data for S. Minneapolis in Feb. and Mar. while it does display if you back up to January. Very odd.

Revision as of 21:40, 1 April 2010

At the local Transparency and Participation Meetup on March 30, 2010, direct access to real-time crime data stood out as a common priority. In attendance were people involved with efforts to help victims of sexual assault, engage immigrant communities, share news via neighborhood blogs and forums, build community through neighborhood associations, and open government via legislation at the State Capitol.

Examples From Other Communities

Minneapolis - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently

  • Surprise! Minneapolis on SpotCrime - In the process of compiling examples above, we discovered unknown to pretty much everyone, that SpotCrime somehow has access to some of the data we want open for all for a number of Minnesota cities including St. Paul. There is also a U of M Minneapolis campus crime map. NOTE: There appear to be some inconsistencies in what is shared for Minneapolis - like no assault data for S. Minneapolis in Feb. and Mar. while it does display if you back up to January. Very odd.


What is missing from this list?

  • 911 Calls
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Incident Reports
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Arrests
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Charges/Bookings
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Community Impact Statements
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Trial Information
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Convictions
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Parolees in Community
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Sex Offenders in Community
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Crime Statistics/Trends - Reported, solved, unsolved, etc.
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:

St. Paul - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently

  • Surprise! - St. Paul on SpotCrime - In the process of compiling examples above, we discovered unknown to pretty much everyone, that SpotCrime somehow has access to some of the data we want open for all for a number of Minnesota cities including Minneapolis.


What is missing from this list?

  • 911 Calls
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Incident Reports
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Arrests
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Charges/Bookings
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Community Impact Statements
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Trial Information
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Convictions
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Parolees in Community
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Sex Offenders in Community
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:
  • Crime Statistics/Trends - Reported, solved, unsolved, etc.
    • Database Name:
    • Description:
    • Current Access:

Notes

As more of us become aware of the direct, real-time crime and justice data and information promoting public safety available other communities, momentum will build for such services in our communities. It is important to point out that while helpful, monthly crime maps designed for print use, is not real-time data access. Real-time implies direct online access to the legally public information about what happened as soon as anyone else outside the police department or courts could gain access to that information through any channel. (If a television station can get the file, photo, form, etc. then so should everyone.)

 

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