I would like to request detailed data of ShotSpotter incidents for the year 2013 (January 1 through December 31) at a more detailed level than is provided by OPD’s summary reports on its web site. (For an example report, see: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/police/documents/webcontent/oak044758.pdf )
The reports provide summaries of “incidents” (captures of possible gunshots by ShotSpotter.) Basically, I am requesting the data that is used to generate these reports at a per-incident level.
For each ShotSpotter incident, I would like to request the:
- Date and time (with detail to the minute if available -- for example, 1/1/13 4:32pm)
- Location (latitude and longitude)
- Incident type (multiple gunshots, single gunshot, or possible gunshot(s))
- Beat (for example, “25X” -- only if easily available; it seems like it would be since it is contained in the summary reports)
(Note: all of this is displayed in the summary reports, and therefore is presumably in the raw data used to generate those reports. I am not requesting additional data attributes beyond what is the reports -- simply to have it on a per-incident level.)
I am requesting this data in a machine-readable format (for example, Excel [XLS, XLSX], comma-separated value [CSV], or ESRI ArcGIS files.)
It is my understanding that the ShotSpotter consultants and city IT staff agreed in a meeting with members of the City Council that this data could and should be released, and so I am respectfully requesting that it be made available.
If there are concerns about releasing specific parts of the data that I am requesting (due to privacy and/or California law’s restrictions) or some portion of my request would create a particularly large time burden, please contact me to discuss what parts of my request can be made available most easily.
Thank you very much in advance! I really appreciate your help in this matter.