Racial Profiling Dataset 2015- Citations

data.austintexas.gov | Last Updated 14 Apr 2021

In order to protect the privacy of crime victims, addresses are generalized to the block level only and specific locations are not identified. Due to several factors (offense reclassification, reported versus occurred dates, etc.) comparisons should not be made between numbers generated with this database to any other official police reports. Data provided represents only calls for police service where a report was written. Totals in the database may vary considerably from official totals following investigation and final categorization. Therefore, the data should not be used for comparisons with Uniform Crime Report statistics. The Austin Police Department does not assume any liability for any decision made or action taken or not taken by the recipient in reliance upon any information or data provided. This Racial Profiling dataset (citations) provides the raw data needed to identify trends in traffic stops. It is used to help identify potential improvements in department policy, tactics, and training. Corresponding report: This data is used to produce the annual Racial Profiling report, posted on APD's website here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/racial-profiling-reports

Tags: police, racial profiling, citations

This dataset has the following 11 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
CITATION NUMBERcitation_numbernumber
OFF FROM DATEoff_from_datecalendar_date
OFF TIMEoff_timetext
RACE-ORIGIN CODErace_origin_codetext
CASE PARTY SEXcase_party_sextext
REASON FOR STOPreason_for_stopnumber1 Violation of transportation code/vehicle laws 2 Violation of penal code 3 Consent of interview 4 Suspicious person 5 Call for service 6 Pre-existing knowledge 7 Specific detail 8 Other 9 Violation of city ordinance 10 Outstanding warrant
RACE KNOWNrace_knowntext
VL STREET NAMEvl_street_nametext
MSEARCH Y/Nmsearch_y_ntext
MSEARCH TYPEmsearch_typenumber1 Frisk for safety 2 Consent 3 Probable cause 4 Contraband/evidence in plain view 5 Towing of motor vehicle 6 Arrest of person in vehicle
MSEARCH FOUNDmsearch_foundnumber1 Weapons 2 Cash 3 Alcohol 4 Other 5 Nothing 6 Drugs