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2018 Differential Privacy Synthetic Data Challenge Datasets

This page features National Institute of Standards and Technology Public Safety Communications Research Division 2018 Differential Privacy Synthetic Data Challenge datasets, including original data from marathon matches two and three and the top five placing competitors’ differentially private synthetic datasets. Go to this webpage for further details on the data challenge.

The data contain only a subset of the possible variables, and the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) is 1940 Decennial Census data.

Match 2 data are the San Francisco Fire Department’s Call for Service Data, which can be freely downloaded here.

Match 3 data are the US Census Bureau public use micro sample (PUMS) files of Arizona and Vermont.

These fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
Release Date
Claire McKay Bowen
Contact Name
Urban Institute
Contact Email
Public Access Level
These fields are specific to Urban Institute.
Data Dictionary Files
Project Code
Geographic Level
Original Data Source
Github Repo
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If using the original (not the synthetic data) San Francisco Fire Department Calls for Service, please go to their website for the proper citation.

Citation Requirements

Urban Institute. 2020. 2018 Differential Privacy Synthetic Data Challenge Datasets. Accessible from Data originally sourced from San Francisco's Fire Department Calls for Service, US Census Bureau PUMS, developed at the Urban Institute, and made available under the ODC-BY 1.0 Attribution License.