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Brittany Suszan

Market Development SpotCrime

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  • Sharing importance of open crime data to police agencies, municipal leaders, and the public.
  • Created and maintain the SpotCrime Open Crime Data Standard (SOCS), which is recognized by the John's Hopkins Innovation Hub.
  • Helped testify on the Maryland Open Data law (passed in 2014)
  • Creator of the US Crime Data Transparency Ranking
  • GovTech100 company
  • NYU OpenData500 company

Content by Brittany

Case studies
Data on the crime beat

While shocking crimes may carry headlines, the crime beat encompasses so much than murder mysteries and whodunnit stories. This edition explores four other angles, along with tips for using crime data throughout the entire reporting cycle.