Posts Tagged ‘ crime ’

A year of Chicago’s crime, in 30 seconds

June 21, 2011
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Yesterday Brett Goldstein, the Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, announced on Twitter the release of Chicago’s crime data for the past year. The data is very detailed, and wonderful resource for criminologist and social scientists alike. I have been playing around with the data a bit, and have produced an animation

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Regional Variation in Law Enforcement Deaths – Part B

February 16, 2011
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Regional Variation in Law Enforcement Deaths – Part B

I would like to thank Tal Galili for establishing and maintaining the blog aggregator at R-bloggers. This site has been added to their directory and new posts which are tagged with R will now appear on their feed. http://www.r-bloggers.com/ In part a, I presented a series of barplots which showed that the plurality of police

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Regional Variation in Law Enforcement Deaths – Part A

February 15, 2011
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Regional Variation in Law Enforcement Deaths – Part A

In recent months, there has been a series of high profile incidents in the United States where police officers were killed. While such events are unfortunate, the data suggests that it is extremely rare for an officer to be harmed or killed while on duty. In this post, I examine whether there are significant regional

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