Portland police offer online shooting information
As shootings continue to surge in Portland, the police bureau has unveiled an improved interactive online dashboard that tracks shootings by dates, neighborhoods and more.
"In an ongoing effort to empower our community with public safety information, the Portland Police Bureau is unveiling an improved interactive dashboard offering data about shootings in the city. The new dashboard offers information at the neighborhood level so anyone interested may have access to the information most relevant for them," the bureau announced on Saturday, Jan. 9.
The dashboard offers three years of shooting data, updated monthly. It currently includes a chart showing monthly shootings beginning to increase significantly in June 2020 before exploding in the following months. According to the chart, monthly shootings peaked at 132 in August before falling and leveling off at 98 in December.
The dashboard presents shootings by precinct and neighborhood, with the highest numbers in East Portland. Users can find additional information by hovering their mouse pointer over the items. A tab at the top titled "Neighborhood Incidents" links to an interactive map of each of the city's neighborhoods.
The improved dashboard was developed by the Portland Police Bureau Strategic Services Division, in collaboration with other divisions. It can be found here.
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