Inspiration

This project was inspired by the calls for greater public safety in Houston, the City of Houston Police Transparency Hub, and the Code for America National Day of Civic Hacking theme.

What it does

This dashboard provides information about HPD and other departments around the state, including arrests, use of force, traffic stops, complaints, and staffing.

How we built it

Google Data Studio

Challenges we ran into

The City of Houston Police Transparency Hub doesn't allow any of the information to be downloaded so we had to use other sources.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

This dashboard allows for comparison between various police departments to get an idea of how the Houston Police Department compares to other agencies.

What we learned

HPD has more officers per capita than the state median, and all of its large peers agencies in Texas. HPD uses force much more than other Texas police departments.

What's next for Houston Police Transparency Dashboard

Add more data once the city makes it available!

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