Is Minneapolis Crime Data Private Property?



By Adam Wisnieski, re/code

“In February, the Minneapolis Police Department announced that it was moving into a new era of transparency and openness with the launch of a new public crime map.

“Crime analysis and mapping data is now in the hands of the city’s citizens,” reads the first line of the press release.

According to the release, the MPD will feed incident report data to RAIDS (Regional Analysis and Information Data Sharing) Online, a nationwide crime map operated by crime analysis software company BAIR Analytics.”

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