"Bluoz" wrote this morning with this link to data.sfgov.org. It shows the past month's police death reports, which go by block of the city and type of death (basically, natural causes or not), but not by type of housing.
A couple questions, then, in aid of this possibility that a tally could be made of deaths in supportive housing:
- How many deaths are left out of the police database because they occurred in hospitals or in some other context not involving police?
- If it's OK (sufficient regard for the decedent's privacy) to say what block someone died on, is it OK to say what type of housing was the person's domicile (possibly different from place of death) at the time of death?
- If domicile can't be given for each individual death, well, domicile appears on every death certificate, so could that information be cross-referenced with a list of subsidized housing property addresses and the results reported in aggregate?
Just throwing out ideas here -- but just wondering.