Monday, March 2, 2015

FOIL New York State court receipts




Many thanks to the New York State Comptrollers office http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ for this FOIL data.  We asked for all the court receipts and found out that only a small part of court receipts are handled by the department that was nice enough to respond.  In fact, New York City court receipts seems to not be accounted for at all.

The data seems to cover 2014 and part of 2013 but there is no way to know if it is complete or even accurate. :(

There are cases where the surcharges are higher than the civil fine for example, for DIS TRFC DEVICE the civil fine sum is $54K and the surcharge sum is $80K

Does anyone know how to FOIL the New York City courts receipts records?  Please contact us at +Ralph Yozzo or 

The raw data that was provided by the New York State Comptroller is here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/civic-data/courtreceipts/master/2015-011%20JCF%20data.csv

The transformed data is here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/civic-data/courtreceipts/master/2015-011%20JCF%20data-output.csv

A open source project  that processes this data is available here: https://github.com/civic-data/courtreceipts