NYC Arrest Data API Project
The goal of this project is to work with an API using various jquery methods to retrieve and prepare the data which would be sent to another API responsible for generating an image chart. The API used for the data was https://data.cityofnewyork.us/resource/uip8-fykc.json, which is provided by the NYPD. The API used for generating the chart is https://www.image-charts.com/. The results would include graphs that change overtime as the NYPD updates their records.
More specifically, the purpose of this project is to depict NYC arrest data which would be useful to policy makers, authorities and even someone looking to buy a home in NYC. The first page depicts the number of arrests by borough when the user clicks the refresh button. The second page depicts the top three common offenses arrested for in each borough after the user selects a borough from the drop down.
I am glad I had the opportunity to complete this project as I enjoyed completing it and learning along the way. I learned new skills such as the jquery $.getJSON method which allows me to retrieve and manipulate data from JSON formatted data stored in an API. I also learned how to transform that data and code it into an APIs URL encoded image chart.
NYC Arrest Data Project URL: https://misdemo.temple.edu/tuj56950/api_project/
Project GitHub Repository URL: https://github.com/mah215/nyc_arrest_data