What do we measure and why?
The Evanston Police Department initiated its “dashboard” to increase transparency and heighten accountability, as well as to provide a quick and easy way for residents and other stakeholders to view 10 data-sets the department frequently receives questions about.
How does one access the data-set?
Simply click on a data-set. You will be routed to an expanded page that briefly explains the data-set and provides current relevant statistics.
How can one track monthly data-changes?
For each data-set in which a comparison can be made, e.g., number of complaints, the current statistics will be compared with those of the previous month. If the change is favorable, the data will be green, if unfavorable, the data will be red. Additionally, an arrow pointing up indicates an increase in the data, whereas an arrow pointing down indicates a decrease. A horizontal arrow indicates no change.
What data do you want to see?
If you have a suggestion regarding improvement of the dashboard, or if you have a data-set you would like to see included in it, please contact the department at firstname.lastname@example.org