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New York City Safety Data

New York City Social Services 311 Service Requests City Government Public Safety

All New York City 311 service requests from 2010 to the present.

Volume and Retention

This dataset is stored in Parquet format. It is updated daily, and contains about 12M rows (500MB) in total as of 2019.

This dataset contains historical records accumulated from 2010 to the present. You can use parameter settings in our SDK to fetch data within a specific time range.

Storage Location

This dataset is stored in the East US Azure region. Allocating compute resources in East US is recommended for affinity.

Additional Information

This dataset is sourced from New York City government. More details can be found from here. Reference here for the terms of using this dataset.

Notices

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This dataset is provided under the original terms that Microsoft received source data. The dataset may include data sourced from Microsoft.

Access

Available inWhen to use
Azure Notebooks

Quickly explore the dataset with Jupyter notebooks hosted on Azure or your local machine.

Azure Databricks

Use this when you need the scale of an Azure managed Spark cluster to process the dataset.

Azure Synapse

Use this when you need the scale of an Azure managed Spark cluster to process the dataset.

Preview

dataType dataSubtype dateTime category subcategory status address latitude longitude source extendedProperties
Safety 311_All 2/14/2021 2:03:27 AM Noise - Residential Loud Music/Party In Progress 2111 LAFONTAINE AVENUE 40.8505302389672 -73.8919374843883 null
Safety 311_All 2/14/2021 2:02:58 AM Noise - Residential Loud Music/Party In Progress BRIGHTON BEACH 40.5745850596257 -73.9584560873857 null
Safety 311_All 2/14/2021 2:02:58 AM Noise - Residential Loud Music/Party In Progress 3155 ROCHAMBEAU AVENUE 40.8749192824058 -73.880438925099 null
Safety 311_All 2/14/2021 2:02:53 AM Blocked Driveway No Access In Progress 843 GREENE AVENUE 40.6903353059805 -73.934415352365 null
Safety 311_All 2/14/2021 2:02:42 AM Noise - Residential Loud Music/Party In Progress 146 BEACH 59 STREET 40.5906339004178 -73.78875579204 null
Safety 311_All 2/14/2021 2:02:00 AM Blocked Driveway No Access In Progress 70-01 69 STREET 40.705202592284 -73.8842166083503 null
Safety 311_All 2/14/2021 2:00:48 AM Blocked Driveway No Access In Progress 3767 OLINVILLE AVENUE 40.8834333597552 -73.8655131701992 null
Safety 311_All 2/14/2021 2:00:40 AM Noise - Residential Loud Music/Party In Progress 45-10 111 STREET 40.7486071990041 -73.8543084545447 null
Safety 311_All 2/14/2021 2:00:37 AM Noise - Residential Loud Music/Party In Progress 3020 SURF AVENUE 40.5727562482045 -73.9966379905925 null
Safety 311_All 2/14/2021 2:00:14 AM Noise - Residential Loud Music/Party In Progress 823 MADISON STREET 40.6878963849973 -73.9230270335402 null
Name Data type Unique Values (sample) Description
address string 1,526,822 655 EAST 230 STREET
78-15 PARSONS BOULEVARD

House number of incident address provided by submitter.

category string 445 Noise - Residential
HEAT/HOT WATER

This is the first level of a hierarchy identifying the topic of the incident or condition (Complaint Type ). It may have a corresponding subcategory (Descriptor) or may stand alone.

dataSubtype string 1 311_All

“311_All”

dataType string 1 Safety

“Safety”

dateTime timestamp 16,982,771 2013-01-24 00:00:00
2015-01-08 00:00:00

Date Service Request was created.

latitude double 1,492,892 40.89187241649303
40.72195913199264

Geo based Latitude of the incident location.

longitude double 1,492,914 -73.86016845296459
-73.80969682426189

Geo based Longitude of the incident location.

status string 13 Closed
Pending

Status of Service Request submitted.

subcategory string 1,708 Loud Music/Party
ENTIRE BUILDING

This is associated to the category (Complaint Type), and provides further detail on the incident or condition. Its values are dependent on the Complaint Type, and are not always required in Service Request.

Select your preferred service:

Azure Notebooks

Azure Databricks

Azure Synapse

Azure Notebooks

Package: Language: Python Python
In [1]:
# This is a package in preview.
from azureml.opendatasets import NycSafety

from datetime import datetime
from dateutil import parser


end_date = parser.parse('2016-01-01')
start_date = parser.parse('2015-05-01')
safety = NycSafety(start_date=start_date, end_date=end_date)
safety = safety.to_pandas_dataframe()
ActivityStarted, to_pandas_dataframe ActivityStarted, to_pandas_dataframe_in_worker Looking for parquet files... Reading them into Pandas dataframe... Reading Safety/Release/city=NewYorkCity/part-00026-tid-845600952581210110-a4f62588-4996-42d1-bc79-23a9b4635c63-446869.c000.snappy.parquet under container citydatacontainer Done. ActivityCompleted: Activity=to_pandas_dataframe_in_worker, HowEnded=Success, Duration=106593.46 [ms] ActivityCompleted: Activity=to_pandas_dataframe, HowEnded=Success, Duration=106687.96 [ms]
In [2]:
safety.info()
<class 'pandas.core.frame.DataFrame'> Int64Index: 1204035 entries, 7 to 12307252 Data columns (total 11 columns): dataType 1204035 non-null object dataSubtype 1204035 non-null object dateTime 1204035 non-null datetime64[ns] category 1204035 non-null object subcategory 1203974 non-null object status 1204035 non-null object address 1010833 non-null object latitude 1169358 non-null float64 longitude 1169358 non-null float64 source 0 non-null object extendedProperties 0 non-null object dtypes: datetime64[ns](1), float64(2), object(8) memory usage: 110.2+ MB
In [1]:
# Pip install packages
import os, sys

!{sys.executable} -m pip install azure-storage-blob
!{sys.executable} -m pip install pyarrow
!{sys.executable} -m pip install pandas
In [2]:
# Azure storage access info
azure_storage_account_name = "azureopendatastorage"
azure_storage_sas_token = r""
container_name = "citydatacontainer"
folder_name = "Safety/Release/city=NewYorkCity"
In [3]:
from azure.storage.blob import BlockBlobServicefrom azure.storage.blob import BlobServiceClient, BlobClient, ContainerClient

if azure_storage_account_name is None or azure_storage_sas_token is None:
    raise Exception(
        "Provide your specific name and key for your Azure Storage account--see the Prerequisites section earlier.")

print('Looking for the first parquet under the folder ' +
      folder_name + ' in container "' + container_name + '"...')
container_url = f"https://{azure_storage_account_name}.blob.core.windows.net/"
blob_service_client = BlobServiceClient(
    container_url, azure_storage_sas_token if azure_storage_sas_token else None)

container_client = blob_service_client.get_container_client(container_name)
blobs = container_client.list_blobs(folder_name)
sorted_blobs = sorted(list(blobs), key=lambda e: e.name, reverse=True)
targetBlobName = ''
for blob in sorted_blobs:
    if blob.name.startswith(folder_name) and blob.name.endswith('.parquet'):
        targetBlobName = blob.name
        break

print('Target blob to download: ' + targetBlobName)
_, filename = os.path.split(targetBlobName)
blob_client = container_client.get_blob_client(targetBlobName)
with open(filename, 'wb') as local_file:
    blob_client.download_blob().download_to_stream(local_file)
In [4]:
# Read the parquet file into Pandas data frame
import pandas as pd

print('Reading the parquet file into Pandas data frame')
df = pd.read_parquet(filename)
In [5]:
# you can add your filter at below
print('Loaded as a Pandas data frame: ')
df
In [6]:
 

Azure Databricks

Package: Language: Python Python
In [1]:
# This is a package in preview.
# You need to pip install azureml-opendatasets in Databricks cluster. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-explorer/connect-from-databricks#install-the-python-library-on-your-azure-databricks-cluster
from azureml.opendatasets import NycSafety

from datetime import datetime
from dateutil import parser


end_date = parser.parse('2016-01-01')
start_date = parser.parse('2015-05-01')
safety = NycSafety(start_date=start_date, end_date=end_date)
safety = safety.to_spark_dataframe()
ActivityStarted, to_spark_dataframe ActivityStarted, to_spark_dataframe_in_worker ActivityCompleted: Activity=to_spark_dataframe_in_worker, HowEnded=Success, Duration=4392.11 [ms] ActivityCompleted: Activity=to_spark_dataframe, HowEnded=Success, Duration=4395.98 [ms]
In [2]:
display(safety.limit(5))
dataTypedataSubtypedateTimecategorysubcategorystatusaddresslatitudelongitudesourceextendedProperties
Safety311_All2015-12-28T13:58:58.000+0000HEAT/HOT WATERENTIRE BUILDINGClosed548 11 STREET40.664924841709606-73.98101480555805nullnull
Safety311_All2015-06-14T01:11:08.000+0000Noise - ResidentialLoud Music/PartyClosednull40.86969422534882-73.86620623861982nullnull
Safety311_All2015-06-14T04:47:37.000+0000Noise - ResidentialLoud TalkingClosednull40.858744389082254-73.93011726711445nullnull
Safety311_All2015-06-16T16:56:00.000+0000SewerCatch Basin Clogged/Flooding (Use Comments) (SC)Closed82 JEWETT AVENUE40.63510898432114-74.12886658384302nullnull
Safety311_All2015-06-22T14:03:05.000+0000ELECTRICLIGHTINGClosed2170 BATHGATE AVENUE40.852335329676464-73.89389734164266nullnull
In [1]:
# Azure storage access info
blob_account_name = "azureopendatastorage"
blob_container_name = "citydatacontainer"
blob_relative_path = "Safety/Release/city=NewYorkCity"
blob_sas_token = r""
In [2]:
# Allow SPARK to read from Blob remotely
wasbs_path = 'wasbs://%s@%s.blob.core.windows.net/%s' % (blob_container_name, blob_account_name, blob_relative_path)
spark.conf.set(
  'fs.azure.sas.%s.%s.blob.core.windows.net' % (blob_container_name, blob_account_name),
  blob_sas_token)
print('Remote blob path: ' + wasbs_path)
In [3]:
# SPARK read parquet, note that it won't load any data yet by now
df = spark.read.parquet(wasbs_path)
print('Register the DataFrame as a SQL temporary view: source')
df.createOrReplaceTempView('source')
In [4]:
# Display top 10 rows
print('Displaying top 10 rows: ')
display(spark.sql('SELECT * FROM source LIMIT 10'))

Azure Synapse

Package: Language: Python Python
In [15]:
# This is a package in preview.
from azureml.opendatasets import NycSafety

from datetime import datetime
from dateutil import parser


end_date = parser.parse('2016-01-01')
start_date = parser.parse('2015-05-01')
safety = NycSafety(start_date=start_date, end_date=end_date)
safety = safety.to_spark_dataframe()
In [16]:
# Display top 5 rows
display(safety.limit(5))
Out[16]:
In [1]:
# Azure storage access info
blob_account_name = "azureopendatastorage"
blob_container_name = "citydatacontainer"
blob_relative_path = "Safety/Release/city=NewYorkCity"
blob_sas_token = r""
In [2]:
# Allow SPARK to read from Blob remotely
wasbs_path = 'wasbs://%s@%s.blob.core.windows.net/%s' % (blob_container_name, blob_account_name, blob_relative_path)
spark.conf.set(
  'fs.azure.sas.%s.%s.blob.core.windows.net' % (blob_container_name, blob_account_name),
  blob_sas_token)
print('Remote blob path: ' + wasbs_path)
In [3]:
# SPARK read parquet, note that it won't load any data yet by now
df = spark.read.parquet(wasbs_path)
print('Register the DataFrame as a SQL temporary view: source')
df.createOrReplaceTempView('source')
In [4]:
# Display top 10 rows
print('Displaying top 10 rows: ')
display(spark.sql('SELECT * FROM source LIMIT 10'))

City Safety

From the Urban Innovation Initiative at Microsoft Research, databricks notebook for analytics with safety data (311 and 911 call data) from major U.S. cities. Analyses show frequency distributions and geographic clustering of safety issues within cities.