Baltimore 911 call data is now posted online


Authored by: Stephen Babcock, Baltimore

After three years, the Baltimore Police Department has wrapped up implementing a package of transparency measures passed by City Council.

The final piece was a move to post 911 call data on the OpenBaltimore portal. The dataset includes the call date and time, reason, location (block) and the priority.

See the data

City Councilman Brandon Scott, who shepherded the transparency legislation through Council in 2012, said the data can help people discover why they may have a slow 911 response time.

“If you go to community meetings, the first thing you’re going to hear from citizens is, ‘Hey, I called 911 and I had to wait X amount of time before an officer came,'” he said.

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