Tag: crime

Kamala Harris’ crime data portal leaves out key details

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaking in February in Menlo Park.; Credit: File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images California Attorney General Kamala Harris debuted a website Wednesday that makes the state’s crime data more accessible–but omits key public information. At

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Amazing uses of open data and the seven ways people try to kill them

Assuming you can find the right stone, how will you get the blood (or open data) out? Source: flickr/dj2lip (CC-BY-2.0) Why I want more open government data (we paid for it already!) As you might already know I’m a bit

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The GovLab Index: Crime and Criminal Justice Data

Please find below the latest installment in The GovLab Index series, inspired by Harper’s Index. Previous installments of the Index include Prizes and Challenges, Measuring Impact with Evidence, The Data Universe, Participation and Civic Engagement and Trust in Institutions. “The

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Open Data: Privacy & Security

Civic hackers and open data are children of public-spirited and trusting Gen Xers in the same way that personal computers, open source software and the Internet were the children of altruistic and ingenuous Baby Boomers. Unfortunately, altruistic and trusting children

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WhoFishesFAR brings open data and accountability to illegal fishing

An illegal fishing vessel from Gabon. (Photo credit: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) While open data is at the center of what we do at the Sunlight Foundation, our emphasis has always been in the context of monitoring the influence

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A Six Month Update on How We’ve Been Using Data, and How it Benefits All Americans

My team is helping federal departments and agencies as they work to ensure: (1) they are using data to benefit all Americans; and (2) they using the data available responsibly. Ensuring Data Science Benefits All Americans Good data science and

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OpenGov Voices: Using open data to analyze crime in New Orleans

Jeff Asher, founder of Jeff Asher Consulting and author of the Behind the Numbers blog. Open data has positioned the world of crime analysis for a leap forward in much the same way that sabermetrics has revolutionized baseball over the

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Entitlements/Expenses data online, searchable and graphed

According to Transparency International: “Grand corruption consists of acts committed at a high level of government that distort policies or the central functioning of the state, enabling leaders to benefit at the expense of the public good. Petty corruption refers to

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Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of July 27, 2015

Zippy apps and festive hackathons take a backseat this week, as the serious work of privacy mitigation and transparency in legislation get a leg up, and the people express their right to neighborhood crime data. Plus: NASA brings the world

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Launch of timber tracking dashboard for Global Witness

Open Knowledge has produced an interactive trade dashboard for anti-corruption NGO Global Witness to supplement their exposé on EU and US companies importing illegal timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC Timber Timber Trade Tracker consumes open

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