Data Set The NYPD has released motor vehicle collision data.

Published on May 11th, 2014 | by Travis Korte


New York City Releases Car Crash Data

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has released its motor vehicle collision data on the city’s open data portal. The NYPD has been criticized in recent years by public interest groups and the New York City Council for not making its data available, but this release marks a major step in the right direction. The data, which used to be updated monthly and available only in unsorted PDFs and spreadsheets, is now available for download in machine readable formats and updated daily. New Mayor Bill De Blasio has made safer streets a major part of his agenda, calling for technologists to develop public safety apps using the data.

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Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.

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