Data Visualization Gun homicides in the U.S.

Published on January 10th, 2018 | by

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Visualizing the Uneven Distribution of Gun Violence in the United States

The Guardian has created a series of data visualizations illustrating the uneven distribution of gun violence in the United States, highlighting that cities with high levels of racial segregation and poverty, and low levels of education, have the highest concentration of gun crime. Though these areas, including St. Louis, Chicago, and New Orleans, are home to just 1.5 percent of the population, they experience 26 percent of gun homicides in the United States. The visualizations overlay the location of gun homicides on maps of these cities along with shading representing the education levels, poverty levels, and racial makeup of their census tracts.

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