The Crime Incident Report dataset released by the Boston Police Department details all the crimes commited in the city of Boston between July of 2012 and August of 2015. I found this data on the city of Bostons website, CityofBoston.gov and was surprised by how much was openly available to the public.
I had always wanted to write a web app to visualize a set of data and thought it would be interesting to plot each crime where it took place on a map using the google maps API. Implementing features like search and filtering allows users to easily visualize the dataset of their choosing.
Future Feature List
- Update to pull from latest dataset which is updated through July 21, 2017
- Add additional filters (crime, weapon, street)
- Add ability to search between 2 specific dates
Reccomend me a feature you’d like to see in the comments!