How it works:
The Philadelphia Shooting Victims Dashboard uses data from Open Data Philly. The dashboard is fully interactive.
• Click on a graphic to drill down on a specific area.
• Hold down the ‘Control’ key to select multiple areas at once. (Apple users may need to use the “Command” key.)
• Watch the total victim count change at top, left and watch the year-to-date totals change at top, right — for this year and last.
• Select the ‘Reset’ button to return the dashboard to its original state.
• Copy the embed code below if you would like to embed this resource in your own site.
The Philadelphia gun violence dashboard was built by AH Datalytics, LLC, a data analytics consulting firm based in New Orleans. AH Datalytics was founded by Jeff Asher and Ben Horwitz with the objective of providing 21st Century analytics to organizations serving the public good. Mr. Asher is a former CIA officer and NOPD crime analyst, and Mr. Horwitz was previously the Director of Analytics for NOPD. A similar dashboard might be possible to capture gun violence in your area, so if your organization is interested in attempting to build something similar they can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and The Initiative of Better Gun Violence Reporting have been collaborating on this project and will continue working to make gun violence data more accessible. We hope our reporting colleagues find this resource helpful and we never forget that each and every entry represents a real person.
Get the code:
You are invited to host this resource on your site: Get the embed code here.
Go to the source:
Open Data Philly: Shooting Victims – There’s a visualization, map and searchable database | Get the CSV (This data set feeds the visualization above.)
Additional Philadelphia gun violence data and resources:
Open Data Philly: Crime Incidents – from the Philadelphia Police Department
Philadelphia Police – Crime Maps & Stats page; scroll down for homicide victims, year-to-date and year-end, annual homicide reports (2007-2016) and weekly major crimes reports. (Update: Weekly Reports now include Shooting Incidents and Shooting Victims data.)
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office – Public Data Dashboard
Philadelphia Department of Public Health – Community Health Explorer | Deaths and Injuries from Firearms in Philadelphia, 2017
Pennsylvania State Police – Firearms Information and Annual Reports