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FBI, 18F Partner to Develop National Crime Data Explorer Tool

The FBI has partnered with the General Services Administration‘s 18F office to build an online platform designed to provide information about nationwide crime trends, FedScoop reported Thursday.

Crime Data Explorer is designed to also help users view statistics by type of crime and state as well as download raw data sets and access an application programming interface for reported criminal activities throughout the country.

Fedscoop quoted Larry Bafundo, product manager at 18F, as saying the FBI aims to increase public access to crime data through the platform.

He added the bureau plans to further develop Crime Data Explorer based on feedback from users and stakeholders.

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