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...

Crime and Community Data Challenge

To announce the arrival of a new set of crime data, our next meetup will be a mini data contest, with a $100 prize for the best student analysis. In this meeting, we will present the new Crime Incident dataset and talk about how to link it to other social datasets....

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...

Street Sweeping and GPS Data

Last week the Library worked with Wendy Fry at NBC7 to analyze GPS records of street sweeping and parking violations. We haven’t got the data online yet — it’s about 3GB, 11M GPS records — but let us know if you are interested in accessing it....

SANDAG / ARJIS Crime File Archive

For the last 5 months, SANDAG has been publishing their crime incident data to the web. The file they publish only stores the last 180 days, and it is a bit hard to find, so we’re archiving the files to our data repository...

Drugs and Alcohol in Downtown and East Villiage

For the last few months, a team of geography students at SDSU have been working with the crime data provided by the Library, producing analyses and visualizations of the data. Elias Issa has been looking at Drugs and Alcohol violations in Downtown San Diego and East...