Analysis of Fatal Police Shootings

On August 29, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year old black male, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a 28-year old white male police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri, after an altercation stemming from a pedestrian stop relative to a recent robbery in the vicinity. The shooting, mixed with contradictory testimony from several onlookers, ignited civil unrest with focus…

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the largest city in Wisconsin with approximately 600,000 residents and has started to notice a sharp increase in violent crimes over the recent couple years. For 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation noted through the Uniform Crime Report that Milwaukee had reported 90 murders, 395 reports of rape, 3,520 robberies, and 4,859 reports of aggravated assaults.…

Confusion Matrices: Building a Diversity Index

Back in 2013, Wired put forth an article detailing an effort by Dustin Cable at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center about mapping a point distribution of races in the United States. The map is constructed from the 2010 United States Census and places a color coded dot for each of the geolocated (by address) 308,745,528 persons…