Policing

How to Take Back the Budget

How to Take Back the Budget
New guide to help communities review and change the police budget in their city or county. Provides practical steps to quickly translate budget jargon into real world information.

Pricing Policing in Your City

Pricing Policing in Your City
New tool to explore city's spending in an apples-to-apples way across time and across cities. Fiscally standardized historical spending data from 150 large U.S. cities allows users to explore per capita spending trends for policing, education, health, and other public services.

Budget Advocacy Tools

Budget Advocacy Tools
Three tools you can use to advocate for changes to your city and county budgets. Includes a calculator to determine how large your local police department is and a worksheet to estimate the cost of other public service programs.

Campus Policing Toolkit

Campus Policing Toolkit
A companion to Civilytics’ report on campus policing, this toolkit provides college-specific data about policing that local groups can use to begin a conversation about the safety and security of their colleges and surrounding environments. Includes a fact sheet, user guide, and datafile.

Policing the American University

Policing the American University
New report combining data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and the U.S. Department of Education to examine how common campus police departments are, how many people they employ, and what kind of arrests they make.

Police Accountability Factsheets

Police Accountability Factsheets
Customized fact sheets with policing data for more than 200 cities and 70 counties nationwide. Based on the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, each fact sheet describes police department's size, arrest behaviors, and any racial disproportionality in arrests.

Police Arrest Prototype

Police Arrest Prototype
Prototype to explore data for 4,000+ police departments nationally, including trends in police action over time, comparisons between a selected police department and national, regional, and demographic reference groups, and projections of future police activity.

Related Projects

Kaggle Data Science for Good – Center for Policing Equity

Kaggle Data Science for Good – Center for Policing Equity
Civilytics won second prize (and learned a lot) in this competition focused on automating the combination of police data, census-level data, and other shapefiles for the Center for Policing Equity.