If you can remember that long ago, back in early 2009 I mapped a bunch of Dakota County Criminal Complaints by defendant zip codes and color coded them based on how many of the accused came from a particular zip code. While hardly perfect, it was an interesting data experiment for me and one that got a bit of attention on the site.
Well, fast forward to 2010 and to my various other posts which scrape data and map, plot, and create crime dashboards for Dakota and County counties as well as a map/dashboard of all the Level 3 sex offenders in the state. I have wanted to update the Dakota County Criminal Complaints map for sometime and automate it as well and I finally got around to doing it.
1. This data is from the last rolling 30 days and is compiled from the Dakota County Criminal Complaints Archive which is updated once a day at 3 PM.
2. The individuals listed here have been charged with a crime(s) but are not necessarily guilty.
3. The addresses are rough approximations. While I do have the actual addresses they reported I decided to plot only street, city, state, zip instead of the full on address. You’ll live.
4. This will update once a day at 4 PM.