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Finding GIS Data: COMPASS

How to Use COMPASS

How to Download Crime Data from the City of Milwaukee

1). Visit the COMPASS Query and Download Website:

2). Log in with the login provided:

  • User Name: address
  • ​Password: user

3). Select a geographic level. Your options are:

  • Address Range
  • Aldermanic District
  • Neighborhood Strategic Planning (NSP)
  • Police District
  • Safe and Sound Neighborhood
  • Census Tract
  • Radius
  • Closest Neighbors
  • Voting Ward
  • Zip Code
  • Summary Spreadsheet for Whole County

4). Decide which subset of the geographic level you want. For example, Police Districts are broken into 7 districts. You will need to download these individually.

5). If seeking crime data, select Wisconsin Incident Based Report (WIBR) Group A Offenses. Select “Detailed Data” (as opposed to Summary, which will give you aggregate data).

6). Choose your date range. City of Milwaukee updates this data frequently.

7). Choose format: Excel Spreadsheet

For documentation about COMPASS data, or a more detailed how-to guide, see Documentation section of this libguide. 

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