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 24⁄7, 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.Read More