This dataset includes all requests for service received from the City-Parish 311 Call Center, including requests for service submitted online and through the Red Stick 311 mobile application, dating back to January 1, 2017. Submitter names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are redacted for privacy purposes. Data is updated daily from the Public Works Business Office and 311 Call Center.
Phone numbers are redacted to protect the contact information and privacy of citizens by replacing raw digits with XXX-XXX-XXXX. For any questions about this process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baton Rouge's unique past has shaped the city that we live in today. The layout of the city's streets, the arrangement of prominent government and religious structures, the clustering of businesses, the distribution of residential neighborhoods, and the placement of parks and schools all speak to the long term processes of urban growth. Society invests tremendous effort in creating its urban centers and citizens develop attachments to those places. It is the investment of human effort that stimulates a sense of place and allows individuals to develop strong feelings about their home city. Sense of place is constantly reinforced by contact with the common, everyday landscapes that surround us. In Baton Rouge, the two principal university campuses, the state government complex, along with various historic neighborhoods and structures all stand as perpetual reminders of the city's past. Many familiar and, at the same time, unique landscape features of Baton Rouge shape our sense of place.
Much has been written about the distinctive buildings that come to mind when Baton Rouge is mentioned, but what of the larger districts and neighborhoods? Residents generally are most familiar with their immediate surroundings or those places where they work and play and these surroundings ofter constitute more than a building or two. Children comprehend their immediate neighborhoods and those who move about a city come to know and develop ideas about the city's larger units. Geographers and planners like to think of cities in terms of these larger assemblages
Incidents responded to by the Baton Rouge Animal Control and Rescue Center (ACRC).
ACRC is responsible for carrying out duties related to animal-related situations, including: administering the anti-rabies vaccination, licensing, and tag program; investigating animal cruelty incidents; investigating dog fighting; resolving dangerous animal situations; rescuing injured animals; investigating abandoned animal cases; investigating occult, animal sacrifice, and bestiality cases; resolving stray animal situations; enforcing the leash law and owned animal problems; assisting law enforcement with narcotics, evictions, and DWI cases; enforcing barking dog cases; inspecting dog yards/pens; chaining or tethering compliance; assisting animal welfare groups with feral interventions; and conducting educational programs.
As many of the incidents included within this data set involve active cases that are currently under investigation and computerized system limitations do not allow for automated screening of open/closed cases, the identity of animal owners is redacted to protect the privacy of the animal owner. Members of the public interested in the identity of a specific incident may contact ACRC directly to inquire about the incident and, if it is closed, ACRC will release a copy of the file to the person requesting it. However, location data regarding where the incident was reported or occurred is included within this data set, which may or may not be the same location as the animal owner's home or property.
In addition, to protect the identity of the complainant (person filing the complaint or alerting ACRC to a potential incident), only the complainant's street name is included as part of this data set.
Finally, while all incidents are updated on a daily basis, incidents involving animal cruelty are updated based on a rolling 30-day delay to allow for ACRC to investigate the incident and make a determination as to the validity of the cruelty complaint.