The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services announced the release of 9 new public safety data dashboards. The new dashboards improve data transparency, reporting efficiency, and access to a wider range of national and local public safety information.
“We are transitioning to the future and leveraging current technology to make governance transparency more accessible, which is fundamental to building a safer Maryland,” said the executive director of the Governor’s Office for Prevention. crime, youth and victim services, Kunle Adeyemo. “We thank our agency and our local law enforcement partners for their contributions to promoting access to important information that directly affects our communities.”
The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services produces more than 70 reports and publications each year as mandated by the Maryland General Assembly, many of which are informed by Dashboard datasets . The new dashboards help increase the efficiency and speed of reporting. They will allow the General Assembly and the general public to access information more directly by facilitating understanding and navigation in complex data sets, in particular through data visualization.
Dashboard data is compiled using a myriad of sources, including the Maryland Department of Health; Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections, City of Baltimore Open Data Portal; and local law enforcement. Dashboards are updated weekly, monthly or semi-annually, depending on the data set. Dashboards connect directly to other data sources, including the Maryland Open Data Portal, for users seeking additional information.
The full list of dashboards, including those previously available, includes:
- Data on negative childhood experiences
- Data on limited assets, limited income and employees (ALICE)
- Baltimore City Crime Data
- Maryland Crime Data
- Interview Room Survey Data 2016-2021
- Statistical data on the population of local detention centers
- Data on minors charged as adults
- Data on seizures and confiscations
- SWAT Team Deployment Data
- Race-based traffic control data (previously available)
- Data from the Violence Prevention and Intervention Program (previously available)
- Carefully handle program data (previously available)
To learn more about new public safety data dashboards, reports and publications from the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services, visit goccp.maryland.gov
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