Public Safety data sets record vital information that keeps people secure and safe. From weather warnings to vehicle recalls, organizations use this data to protect people, perform their jobs more efficiently, and predict future trends. Take a look at the most interesting public safety data sets we dug up from data.gov.
Public Safety Data Sets
Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS), Recall notices of food
The FSIS keeps track of all the food recall notices that are issued in the United States. This particular set records poultry and other meat recalls. These recalls are organized by date, type, and product. You can also view the reason why each food was recalled. In 2014, Listeria and undeclared allergens were the main causes of meat and poultry recalls.
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, Disaster Declarations
When a flood or other natural disaster occurs the government will declare it as a disaster area. A database was created to keep track of when these declarations occur. Each type of disaster is recorded along with the results of the problem. The Southeast is one of the worst disaster areas as caused by a drought.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Fire Fatalities
Unfortunately, fire happens every day. FEMA records the number of fires that are reported on the news each week and the fatalities. Using the map, you can view the number of civilian deaths which sadly occurred due to the fires. The state of Texas had 91 fatalities compared to 2 civilian deaths in North Dakota. It’s important to be aware in order to improve and eliminate these fires.
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U.S. Geological Survey, Volcano Alerts
Do you remember the eruption of Mount St. Helens? Well, that volcano isn’t the only threat to the United States. The U.S. Geological Survey keeps a constant watch on the volcanoes throughout the country and posts warnings for potential eruptions. Kilauea is labeled code orange which warns that the public that there is currently lava flow and shouldn’t get too close.
Coast Guard, United States, Marine Life Pollution Deaths
The Coast Guard monitors marine casualties caused by pollution. By conducting further investigations, the Coast Guard can uncover the reasons behind these deaths and implement plans to find a solution. Pollution caused by oil and chemical residue are the largest killers of marine life, especially for marine birds.
Public Safety takes many shapes and forms. Our exploration of these data sets revealed that there is more to public safety than having plenty of street lights or stop signs in a neighborhood.
If you’re looking for more interesting data sets, check out our last blog on consumer behavior.
All data is courtesy of data.gov and is subject to change at any time.