NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Police have added three important new data sets to the city’s open data portal.
The first, on Norfolk Police incident reports, offers five years of data on events reported to police. Not all incidents reported are crimes; for example, police take reports on missing persons or on lost items. The data lists location to the 100 block, and excludes the names of victims and juveniles. This data is updated weekly.
Active warrants dating back to April 1997 create the second data set. These warrants provide details on people wanted on criminal charges in Norfolk, and complement Norfolk Police Department’s “wanted persons” website at norfolk.gov/police. As with all information on the portal, the warrants dataset can be sorted, searched or filtered. Warrants for active or sensitive investigations or for juveniles have been excluded. This dataset is updated daily.
Finally, Norfolk Police added the 24-hour arrest log to the portal, to show arrests made each day.
Police Sergeant Danielle Avery said Norfolk Police routinely provide this information to academic researchers seeking to identify crime trends or patterns. Now, this information is readily available by just a few clicks to all who seek it. These datasets join data on public safety, neighborhoods, code enforcement, economic development and parks and recreation on NorfolkOpenData. Feel free to view, download and manipulate this data. We provide this data as an affirmation of our commitment to transparency and community collaboration. We hope that you will use this data to improve your community, spark a business idea or just satisfy your curiosity. Data will be updated and expanded often as we work to build a comprehensive open data portal.
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