PPB Releases Open Data Interactive Traffic Dashboard (Photo)

September 10, 2018 09:05

  

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) participates in the Police Foundation's Open Data initiative and is committed to making data available in an open and transparent way. Traffic statistics concerning 911 and non-emergency calls received by the Police Bureau related to crash and Driving Under the Influence incidents as well as digitally recorded warnings and citations are now available through the PPB's open data portal: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/76503

This interactive dashboard is updated monthly.

Traffic crashes continue to impact our community. So far this year, there have been 24 fatal collisions. Speed remains the top violation.

Issues involving traffic, including complaints about speeding and other violations remain a top concern the Police Bureau hears from community members. The Portland Police Traffic Division's 34 officers are dedicated to providing traffic enforcement and raising awareness to prevent crashes in the City of Portland. The Bureau conducts regular enforcement missions, many involving locations from community feedback as well as working with partners at the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

In addition to enforcement, PPB Traffic Officers provide numerous services to the City of Portland, including providing traffic support to the numerous parades, dignitary motorcades, sponsored walks and runs, marches and events in which road users in the city may be affected. They respond to the City's serious and fatal crashes and conduct complex investigations. Due to the Bureau's current staffing challenges, they also work in an operational support basis 25 percent of their time, responding to emergency calls for service from community members.

Traffic Officers are passionate about safety for all road users and are dedicated to stopping individuals who are driving while impaired. Last year, Portland Police arrested 1,042 people on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. While the Bureau's enforcement has declined due to the workload referenced above, Portland Traffic Officers regularly conduct missions when they can, relying on the Bureau's 5 grants. The Bureau also continues to raise awareness on the importance of driving sober and the perils of distracted driving and encourage all community members to use ride share companies, take mass transit or have a designated driver if drinking or smoking marijuana.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

The Bureau encourages community members to visit its other available statistics and products on its Open Data Portal. Information about the Police Data Initiative and its intent to leverage the use of data to increase transparency, build trust and strengthen accountability, can be found at https://www.policedatainitiative.org/

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