PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The Phoenix Police Department is making it easy for people to get information about officer-involved shootings.
They have a new website at www.PhoenixOpenData.com.
There, you can click on the officer-involved shooting incidents icon and get updated stats on the shootings, including how many incidents there are in 2017 and 2018, which day of the week had the most, which precinct had the most, and more.
Police said they did the best they could for the 2017 stats but said not every category was written down at the time.
Phoenix police said their goal is to have as much transparancy and information to the public as possible.
"Our goal is to continue to capture the available data and update the information as soon as possible after an OIS has occurred," the department said in an email.
The showcase on officer-involved shootings was started in early 2018 when the community and Phoenix police noticed a drastic increase in those types of incidents. As of Nov. 28, there were 40 officer-invovled shootings in Phoenix, compared to 21 in 2017.
The stats are compiled thanks to an ongoing Arizona State University study.
Police said some incidents had more than one officer fire their weapon or some officers shot their guns for cover fire rather than directly at the suspect. Some of the injuries may not have been due to gun fire, police said.