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Finding and Using GIS Data: Milwaukee Crime and Accident

The AGS Library's Guide to Finding GIS data and working with it for your specific project needs

How to Use COMPASS

How to Download Crime and Accident 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. 

Request Data from the AGSL

UWM Libraries, 3rd Floor, East Wing
2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 229-6282

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