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City of San Diego Crime Information Now Availablein Online Dashboard

City of San Diego Crime Information Now Available in Online Dashboard


San Diego – The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) today announced the launch of a new public dashboard that offers a snapshot of information about crimes committed across the City of San Diego in near real-time.

The SDPD Neighborhood Crime Summary Dashboard is meant to visualize crime data dynamically. The dashboard contains three tabs to easily visualize crime trends, crime categories and map clusters of incident locations. Each category can be visualized either at the Citywide level or filtered down to an individual neighborhood.

The second tab within the dashboard is the Crime Data Explorer and is meant for users who want to filter and compare data across neighborhoods and crime categories. This data is filterable by date range, division, neighborhood or by a specific crime type. While the underlying data is not yet available on the City of San Diego open data portal, it is scheduled to be available soon.

The goal of the dashboard is to make it easier for residents to get a snapshot of crimes occurring in San Diego. The data is updated daily, allowing residents to see the information in near real-time. The information does not contain any personally identifying information for suspects, victims or exact locations of crimes. A short tutorial video can be found on SDPD’s YouTube Channel.

This is just one of several information tools the department is working to develop to help share police data in a visually friendly way.


In 2021, the San Diego Police Department began reporting to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) for statistics. NIBRS collects data on all crimes reported to law enforcement agencies, not just the highest charges within those crimes.

Crime categories in NIBRS include crimes against Persons (i.e., assault, homicide, etc.), Property (i.e., burglary, theft, robbery, etc.), and Society (i.e., alcohol and drug offenses, weapon offenses, gambling, etc.). These new categories are a shift from the older FBI reporting style (UCR Summary) of simply reporting violent and property crime counts.

For the most part, SDPD’s crime reporting will follow the NIBRS categories now. Historical data will still be posted to the Annual Crime Reports website and downloadable data will be made available on the Open Data Portal supported by the City.

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