CT Open Data Guide: Public Safety

DataHaven resources

Some of our most popular resources for data related to safety include:

1. DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey - a large statewide survey that contains questions on perceptions of neighborhood safety, and experiences of victimization (property and violent crime).

2. Greater New Haven Community Index, Greater Hartford Community Wellbeing Index, Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index - and other data reports on the Reports page of the DataHaven website.

3. DataHaven Community and Neighborhood Profiles - by area, town and neighborhood. We are currently updating this resource; please contact us if you can't find the profile you need.

4. DataHaven Connecticut Town Equity Reports - more detailed reports and maps for all 169 towns in Connecticut, focusing on local differences in equity and well-being.

Some of our favorite outside sources of public safety data
1. State of Connecticut Open Data: Connecticut Fire Department Incidents as reported to the National Fire Department Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). https://data.ct.gov/Public-Safety/Connecticut-Fire-Department-Incidents-2012-2016-/qem9-rt8k 
2. State of Connecticut Open Data: Other public safety data, including data on racial profiling and traffic stops collected through the The Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act, police-related incidents such as Uniform Crime Reporting offenses, and Department of Corrections data https://data.ct.gov/browse?category=Public%20Safety
3. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program: "The UCR Program consists of four data collections: The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), the Summary Reporting System (SRS), the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program, and the Hate Crime Statistics Program. Today, four annual publications are produced from data received from more than 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the program." https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr
4. Hartford Police Crime Data, 2005 to present. Data are extracted from the City of Hartford Police Department's CrimeView database on a daily basis.  https://openhartford-hartfordgis.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/police-crime-data

View additional data sources on Connecticut public safety, including maps and links to external sources, on our Data Resources page. Or contact us to suggest other sources we should feature.