New and Notable Data projects
A rolling showcase of data projects from Washington state agencies and their partners, including projects from Data.wa.gov, Fiscal.wa.gov, Geo.wa.gov and agency websites.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Details about COVID-19 vaccine distribution, including breakdowns by county, age and race/ethnicity, are included in the state's COVID-19 data dashboard under the Vaccinations tab. More detailed discussion of vaccine coverage by race/ethnicity and age is available under the Reports section of the webpage.
- The state Department of Labor and Industries Coronavirus Response dashboard
tracks the agency's work ensuring business compliance with masking and other
COVID-19-related measures. Other state agencies' COVID-19 data track relief funding, essential services, or impacts
on employment and air quality.
See Where Campaign Contributions Come From
A new visualization tool from the Washington Public Disclosure Commission allows the public to map where campaign contributions are coming from, and see how financial support changes over time. Learn more about mapping the money.
Law Enforcement Oversight
Since the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the U.S. has experienced widespread public discussion and protests about racial injustice and law enforcement conduct. Among other things, this has renewed attention on law enforcement oversight data. Many scholars and other experts recommend law enforcement agencies and their oversight bodies practice transparency about such issues as misconduct complaints and resolutions, use-of-force incidents, and agency training and hiring patterns. At the state level, the Washington State Patrol’s Office of Professional Standards publishes an Annual Report that summarizes data about these and other matters, including pursuits, allegations of bias and performance improvement measures.
The Stanford Open Policing Project gathers and cleans law enforcement agency data on traffic stops, and tracks various details including drivers' race, sex and age. Project data includes more than 11 million stops by Washington State Patrol since 2008.
The Office of the Attorney General Consumer Complaints data includes a handful of law enforcement misconduct allegations. These are re-directed to the appropriate oversight bodies for the agencies in question.