Crime Responses | Last Updated 21 May 2024

Disclaimer: Crime Responses is provided by the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) to document initial details surrounding an incident to which GPD officers respond. This dataset contains crime incidents from 2011 to present and includes a reduced set of fields focused on capturing the type of incident as well when and where an incident occurred. The Incident location addresses have been rounded off and are not the exact location due to the constitutional amendment known as "Marsy's Law". In 2021, Florida reporting of crime data began a transition from Summary Reporting System (SRS) to National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), causing an effect on crime statistics reported by Law Enforcement Agencies such as the Gainesville Police Department who made this transition on November 16, 2021. The effect would be an increase in crime due to the elimination of the SRS Hierarchy Rule which collected only the most serious offense in an incident while NIBRS will now capture up to 10 offenses per incident and specifies more offense categories than SRS. The inclusion of these crimes, particularly property crimes, will reflect an increase in crime when switching from SRS reporting to NIBRS' reporting. The apparent increase (usually not greater than 2.7%) is simply due to the difference between how crimes are counted in NIBRS versus the SRS and its application of the Hierarchy Rule. More information regarding NIBRS effect on crime statistics can be found on the following link:

This dataset has the following 14 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
IDidnumberIncident identification number.
Incident TypenarrativetextType of incident that occured.
Report Datereport_datecalendar_dateDate and time that the incident report was filed.
Offense Dateoffense_datecalendar_dateDate and time of the offense.
Report Hour of Dayreport_hour_of_daynumberHour of the day when the offense was reported.
Report Day of Weekreport_day_of_weektextDay of the week when the offense was reported.
Offense Hour of Dayoffense_hour_of_daynumberHour of day when the offense took place.
Offense Day of Weekoffense_day_of_weektextDay of the week when the offense took place.
CitycitytextCity where the incident occurred.
StatestatetextState where the incident occurred.
AddressaddresstextLocation of the offense approximated to street block.
LatitudelatitudenumberLatitude of the street block where the offense took place.
LongitudelongitudenumberLongitude of the street block where the offense took place.
LocationlocationpointGeo-coded point of the street block where the offense took place.