Downtown Homeless Data Released

After 8 months of hard work form many volunteers and staff, we’re releasing the first version of the Downtown Homelessness Dataset. This dataset has about 41,900 observations of homeless sleepers on 287 blocks in Downtown San Diego, over 62 months.

The dataset is part of our Homelessness Collection. If you’d like to learn how to work on this dataset and the others in the collection, join us for a working session at the next meetup for Data Science for Non Profits, Wednesday 9 October.

Exploring San Diego Crime Data using Python – Workshop

Tonight at Downtown Works,  SCALE San Diego and Open San Diego are hosting a workshop on analyzing crime data with Python, Pandas and Matplotlib. Unlike past analysis we done at the Library on San Diego Crime, this analysis uses data from the San Diego Police, rather than the whole county data from ARJIS, so it is more … Read moreExploring San Diego Crime Data using Python – Workshop

New Crime Data

When we last requested crime data from SANDAG, 3 years ago, it took four months of negotiation to get them to admit they could produce it, and two more months to get the price down to a reasonable amount. Last week when I requested an update, I got one clarification email, then a phone call, … Read moreNew Crime Data