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.
Visualizing the Uneven Distribution of Gun Violence in the United States
Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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