Washington D.C. ShotSpotter Shooting Incidents Data January 2006-June 2013

The following spreadsheet contains data on every ShotSpotter-detected gunfire incident in Washington D.C. Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 from January 27, 2006 to June 24, 2013.  The data was obtained by Carlton Purvis via a public records request using Muckrock.com.  The data was the basis for a Washington Post article published November 2, 2013.  Though the article includes a number of pretty graphics and informative explications of the ShotSpotter system, it does not link to nor provide access to the raw data that was used to compile the report.

Washington D.C. ShotSpotter-detected Gunfire Incidents in Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 2.1 MB Download


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5 comments for “Washington D.C. ShotSpotter Shooting Incidents Data January 2006-June 2013

  1. jason
    November 6, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Has anyone crosstabbed the raw Shotspotter data with the racial makeup of the involved zip codes?

  2. SigP220
    November 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Guns are illegal in Washington D.C. No one has a gun. I call bull s*** on this report and the accompanying map.

  3. Chester
    November 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    This graph is bullshit. Zoom in, all the data is evenly spaced. Complete bullshit. Next.

    • FrozenPatriot
      November 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Chester, the points are evenly spaced because LAT/LONG data is truncated to three decimals (for obvious reasons). This results in a ~100yd. grid. Please apply a tiny amount of intellect before calling bullshit. Next.

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