No, we have access to data from 48 states and are in the process of amalgamating that data to make it real-time. But no one actually has data from every jurisdiction in every state, including the FBI. For instance, the 2019 FBI arrest statistics for the U.S. are based on data received from just 11,788 law enforcement agencies that submitted 12 months of arrest data out of the 18,671 total number of agencies operating in the U.S for that year. Basically, nearly 37% of agencies opted not to submit arrest data to the FBI. Those that do, do not submit data. in real-time.
Even though we’re pulling data from various law enforcement systems and jurisdictions, we will not, in any case, be pulling data from every local U.S. jurisdiction; this could be for various reasons, including that that jurisdiction doesn’t have a need for any focus. For instance, not all of the 3,142 county/county equivalents in the U.S. and 100 more in U.S. territories have jails and/or prisons. Just over 15% of jurisdictions actually do not have some form of incarcerated population at all. Additionally, there are some counties that have populations so small (1,000 or fewer residents) that it makes no sense to focus on them as yet. This is an ongoing process, and as people get arrested and convicted everyday, it will continue to be that.