We sourced this data from the Denver Open Data Catalog. This data is licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
We created this map and are offering it free to the public because we want Denver residents to be able to make informed decisions about where and how they travel Denver’s streets. To read more about our philosophy behind the map and why we created it, read this article. [This will ultimately click to the blog I write.]
- Traffic accident data from police records for the city and County of Denver. Categories include: 1) traffic accident (no serious injuries); 2) traffic accidents DUI or DUID; 3) traffic accident with a fatality; 4) hit and run traffic accidents; 5) traffic accidents involving police; 6) traffic accidents involving serious bodily injury. We also extrapolate additional categories from the dataset including: 7) traffic accidents involving a bicycle; and 8) traffic accidents involving pedestrians.*
- Denver does not break accidents into subcategories of vehicle type. For example, a motorcycle crashing into a pole would be classified as a traffic accident.
- The hit and run data from the city of Denver does not delineate whether the car hits another car or a pedestrian.
- This data is updated nightly, Monday through Friday. However, it can take time for an accident to make its way into the Denver Open Data Catalog, due to police investigations and other delays. Accident data can also be modified or re-classified under a different category later so the maps update all the records nightly.
*In making our own priorities with the data, we specifically extracted data including pedestrians or bicyclists. We want to know where people are getting hit on Denver’s streets. Therefore, if any type of accident involved a pedestrian, for example, it will show up on the map as “Pedestrian Involved.”