A quick prototype to test pulling incident reports from SF Open Data
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Universities and colleges are required by a federal law, the Jeanne Clery Act, to report crime statistics on specific crimes that happened within ~500 feet of anywhere their student population went. The SFPD fields about 2,500 requests per year from universities and colleges for information about those crimes, which take between 20-40 minutes to fulfill... per request, which is about ~156.25 8-hour days. They need to do a radial search around a specific address (or list of addresses), as provided by the universities or colleges.
This application does exactly that. It performs a radial search of variable size around an address provided by the user, and then offers the datapoints (crimes, in this case) for download.
Satisfy SFPD crime reporting needs, as well as other interested parties, including watch dog groups, organizations with reporting requirements (like universities), and civic hackers, while ensuring an easily maintainable product.
(Note: that this comes after Vision #1 is complete, so the rest of the README doesn't address this vision.) Create a single place for all universities and colleges in the United States to collect the data for their Clery Act reporting requirements, incorporating data from as many police departments in the country as possible.
##Running Codebase Locally If you want to download the github repository and run the code locally on your Apple machine,
After speaking with the Crime Data Analysis Unit at the SFPD on 5/6/16 for initial user research, the current prototype satisfies their minimum needs. They plan to direct future inquiring universities and colleges directly to [http://sfcrimedata.org]. Great!
However, the prototype has a few things that could be greatly improved (also listed as issues), which were discovered during initial user testing. Specifically:
When prompted to think about other uses for this web app, the SFPD crime data analysts asked for the following: