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Charleston Police Data Initiative
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As a participant in the White House Police Data Initiative (PDI), created under President Obama, the City of Charleston and the Charleston Police Department are committed to making data related to policing activities publicly available.  The City of Charleston currently provides raw data on calls for service (911), field contacts, electronic citations and arrests.  Additionally available in PDF format are weekly Compstat reports and monthly reports on officer use of force and investigations conducted as a result of citizen complaints.

Arrests
Current arrest data that goes back to February 2009. Downloads are available in CSV, KML, or Esri Shapefile format. API links are also available in GEOJSON or GeoService format.

Calls for Service and Officer Initiated Calls
Datasets of calls for service and officer initiated calls. Downloads are available in CSV, KML, or Esri Shapefile format. API links are also available in GeoJSON or GeoService format.

Field Contacts
Current field contact data that goes back to February 2009. Downloads are available in CSV, KML, or Esri Shapefile format. API links are also available in GEOJSON or GeoService format.

Electronic Citations
Information on citations issued in the City of Charleston from January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017. Only records that properly geocode (have x,y coordinates) and that were issued electronically (no paper citations) are included. This data is updated monthly to reflect YTD citations.

Citizen-Generated Closed Investigations
The Charleston Police Department thoroughly documents all complaints generated externally by citizens involving its employees. Data on the completed citizen-generated investigations can be found utilizing the links below.

Response to Resistance/Aggression
The Charleston Police Department thoroughly documents all incidents where any type of force is used by one of our law enforcement officers. Essentially, a use of force report is to be completed any time an officer engages in uses of hands-on or greater physical force to seize, control, or repel any individual that demonstrates non-compliant behavior or is perceived by the officer to otherwise pose a threat or harm to him or others. Data on the Response to Resistance/Aggression utilized by the Charleston Police Department can be found utilizing the links below.

Compstat Weekly Reports
The Compstat process begins with the collection, analysis and mapping of accurate and timely crime information. Crime in each Team is broken down by type, location, and time of occurrence. This statistical information is then used as the foundation for weekly meetings where the Chief of Police and his senior staff plan and coordinate the Department’s strategies to address crime.

Please visit the City of Charleston open data portal home 
for data sets on many other non-Law Enforcement related information.