Analyzing 5 Years of Police Call Data

San Antonio is a great city. According to Yelp, there are over 1200 places to get a taco - how could it not be great?

Unfortunately, any time you get a huge group of people together there will be crime, and SA is no exception. Our SAPD stay busy 247, constantly putting their lives on the line to keep the city safe, and I’m thankful for all the work they do.

Being an amateur API aficionado, I was excited to find the SAPD Open Data Initiative that contains a wealth of information on the activities the SAPD perform. Specifically, I wanted to see what kinds of analytics I could gather from exploring the historic SAPD call data.

In this post, I’ll explain how I was able to gather and analyze 4.3 million call data records, or how I basically became the extremely boring part of Batman.

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