Here is another example of how ORRs and DPDs transparency inform the current crisis level animal issues in our City. This interactive map shows:
- Dog Bites [reports from DPD open portal data]
- Dog Bite Heat Maps [generated from reports from DPD open portal data]
- Poverty Overlays [based on census block data]
- Zip Code Overlays
- Council District Overlays
This comprehensive study is brought to you by YOUR right, per state law, to make Open Records Requests and our professional cyclist, environmental scientist, and data strategist Charlie Howell. Clearly from these studies, information is power and it should help inform and shape a strategic plan for the City and DAS.
INTERACTIVE SLIDE SHOW MAP PRESENTATION | click here for a full screen version
INTERACTIVE MAP | Click here for a full screen version
In addition to the interactive dog bite data, we have this analysis of dog bites per square mile. You might be shocked to see what districts are in the top 6.
DOG BITES PER SQUARE MILE BY DISTRICT
6 CHARTS FROM THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
The Dallas Morning News article came up with 6 charts to explain why Dallas’ stray dog problem is an issue for all of us. click here for a full screen version
Have a concern about the high level of dog bites in your district? Email your City Council and let them know they need to be more proactive about including dog bite data in their strategic plan to address loose dogs and dangerous dogs. Currently, dog bite data is not tracked or assessed in a meaningful manner by Dallas Animal Services.
Don’t know your council district? Look it up here.