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Feb. 5, 2013 9:30 am

Police Department provides more specific breakdown of homicide numbers in released crime data

After public interest news outfit Axis Philly reported that the city's recently released crime data didn't match up with the Police Department's homicide numbers

The Police Department's crime stats

After public interest news outfit Axis Philly reported that the city’s recently released crime data didn’t match up with the Police Department‘s homicide numbers, the Police Department provided a more specific breakdown of homicides to prevent further confusion. Read Axis Philly’s store on the updated data here.

Updated 2/5/13 11:16 a.m.: In a comment on this post (scroll down to read the whole response), the city’s Chief Data Officer Mark Headd said: “So the issue was not that the ‘data didn’t match up,’ it was that the reporter was initially comparing two different data sets under the assumption that they contained the same data – they didn’t.” If you ever have any questions about the city’s data, comment on this Google Group, Headd said.

Use these tools to visualize crime around the city:

Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.


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