SpotCrime Weekly Reads

Algorithms disrupting criminals and police work, new database tracks criminal cops, crime data is the most popular dataset in cities nationwide, and more...


Coroners and medical examiners reported nearly 2,200 more homicides to state and federal health authorities in 2015 than police departments (Murder Accountability Project) 

DOJ won't charge Baltimore officers involved in Freddie Gray's death (USA Today)

Inside the first database that tracks America’s criminal cops (VICE) See also: The Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database (BGSU)


The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do See also: Credit Freeze FAQs and Equifax isn’t calling (FTC)

Baltimore on track to surpass New York City in homicides for first time (Baltimore Sun) See also: Nearly 40 shot in Chicago over weekend as city nears 500 homicides (Chicago Tribune)

CDC intervention plan for Wilmington teen violence lacks political will (

Little Rock Police Dept. says effort to decrease violent crime has been successful (THV11)


Who’s at the popular table? Our analysis found which open data the public likes (Sunlight Foundation)


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