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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Metadata - Shooting Incidents

Metadata for Shooting Incidents Open Data Download

Shooting cases deemed sensitive due to the nature of the incident, victim, victim/offender relationship, or investigation status may contain data that cannot be shared publicly at this time. Specific location information for sensitive cases are not included in the open data. Incidents that have not undergone address verification may only have precinct and neighborhood location data available. Each row of the data download represents a single shooting incident. Shooting incident data is subject to change as more information is received. 

Field Description
Incident Number Sequentially generated identification number assigned to shooting incidents, with format 'YY-####', 'YY' denoting the two-digit year of occurrence.
Occurrence Date The Month, Day, and Year the shooting incident occurred.
Occur Month The Month the shooting incident occurred.
Occur Year The Year the shooting incident occurred.
Precinct The Portland Police Bureau Precinct serving the location of the incident. Incidents that occur outside of Portland City limits are identified as "Outside Jurisdiction".
Person Injury Indicates whether an individual was injured due to gun violence.
Neighborhood Neighborhood in which the incident occurred. If the neighborhood is labeled "NONE", the incident occurred outside of the boundaries of Portland neighborhoods or at a location that could be assigned to a specific address in the system (e.g. near a landmark such as a park, on a highway, or on public transportation, etc.). Note also that neighborhood boundaries and designations vary slightly from those found on the Office of Community and Civic Life website.
Open Data Latitude (and Open Data Longitude) Generalized Latitude/Longitude of the shooting incident. For incidents that occurred at a specific address, the point is mapped to the block's midpoint. Incidents that occurred at the intersection are mapped to the intersection centroid. To protect the identity of the victims and other privacy concerns, the points of certain incident types are not released. When victims of firearm-related violence are identified at hospitals, but are unwilling or unable to provide information, the location of the incident is geocoded to the location at which the report was taken.
Open Data X (and Open Data Y) Indicates the X and Y coordinates of the reported incident. For incidents that occurred at a specific address, the point is mapped to the block's midpoint. Incidents that occurred at an intersection are mapped to the intersection centroid. To protect the identity of victims and other privacy concerns, the points of certain incident types are not released. When victims of firearm-related violence are identified at hospitals, but are unwilling or unable to provide information, the location of the incident is geocoded to the location at which the report was taken.
Block Address Address of reported incident at the 100 block level (e.g. 1111 SW 2nd Ave would be 1100 Block SW 2nd Ave). To protect the identity of victims and other privacy concerns, the points of certain incident types are not released.