Mapping Police Violence, a project to track violence by police, has created several data visualizations about police killings in the United States. The visualizations show that black people are three times more likely than white people to be killed by police despite being more likely to be unarmed. The visualizations also show that a city’s violent crime rate does not correlate with police killings.
Mapping Police Killings in the United States
Michael McLaughlin is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He researches and writes about a variety of issues related to information technology and Internet policy, including digital platforms, e-government, and artificial intelligence. Michael graduated from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Communication with Minors in Politics and International Affairs and Journalism. He received his Master’s in Communication at Stanford University, specializing in Data Journalism.
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