New DPD Crime Data Now Available on Durham Open Data
Any person interested in Durham Police Department (DPD) crime incidents, arrests and calls for service can now
find and download these data sets through the expanded Open Data website. Open Data is the online resource
launched by Durham city and county governments in 2015. Recently the DPD Crime Analysis Unit was able to
expand the public data the department provides on the Open Durham website. The data sets provide detailed
information to researchers, media, students and anyone with an interest – whether for professional or personal
“We’re pleased to announce the completion of a long-term goal to provide commonly requested information in
a way that is easily accessible and an efficient use of resources,” says Analytical Services Manager Jason Schiess.
“The Crime Analysis Unit continually strives to improve how it renders service to the public to help foster
awareness, engagement and collaboration to help meet public safety goals.”
The City of Durham’s Strategic Plan for fiscal year 2019-2021 includes an initiative to “Make all legally available
data freely accessible to public, share tools on how to use it,” which is part of the Innovative and High
Performing Organization goal. Although the Durham Police Department has provided crime data on the site
since its inception in 2015, which continues to be updated nightly, the new sets of information further
demonstrate the City’s commitment to fostering a culture of transparency.
Records pertaining to incidents, arrests and calls for service date back to 2006 and will be updated annually as
well. Users should be aware that information is provided at the record-level only. The data is not aggregated
(quantified or summarized). Click here to search data and download information. On www.durhampolice.com,
click “Crime Statistics” to access the Open Data page(s).
In addition, persons who are interested in crime statistics may also find these DPD online resources helpful: