Baltimore City Launches Public Safety Dashboard with Data on Crime Rates, Victim Demographics, More

Baltimore City on Tuesday launched a new online dashboard that aims to make it easier for residents to view crime rates, victim demographics, violence intervention areas, and other public safety data.

The dashboard is meant to increase transparency and allow the public to better hold agencies accountable in their public safety efforts, city officials said.

“Evaluation and accountability are central pillars of Baltimore’s Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan, because when it comes to public safety, progress can and should be measured,” Mayor Brandon Scott said in a statement. “The Public Safety Accountability Dashboard provides a real-time look at the numbers that inform our data-driven efforts in ways that directly address Baltimore’s latest public safety trends. This innovative tool is core to upholding my commitment to transparency and accessibility in ways that also bring City government into the 21st century. I look forward to the further partnership cultivated by the dashboard with Baltimoreans across the city to increase public safety for all.”