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Journalism: Local News Beat Data Gathering

News Beats and Community Data

Real Time Crime Incident Reporting

Use the Mapping Application for Public Safety GIS tool (MAPS) to track crime incidents as they are reported in Indianapolis.

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Other city GIS Mapping applications including maps on zoning, property lines, pot hole reporting, etc. can be found at:  IndyGIS applications.

Also check out SafeTown - Indy which is a a suite of mobile apps that enable citizens to share information with local law enforcement, fire, emergency services, and other citizens to make your community a better, safer place to live.

Access to Government Records

Society of Professional Journalists Open Doors LogoLooking for how to get a hold of that annual report? Most local, state, and federal records are public â€‹documents; however, this doesn't mean the information is easily accessible!  Consult the Society for Professional Journalist's Open Door website to learn how to acquire public records.

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I need local data...

Use SAVI to locate up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, and much more in Indianapolis and surrounding suburbs.

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Indiana County Statistics

Looking for demographic data on Indiana counties and surrounding Indianapolis suburbs?  Check out STATS Indiana.

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