Data Stories: Looking at the Data on Police Officers and Violence
Here are some projects that have used data to examine disparities and bias when American police officers kill, use force, and issue citations.
- By Upside Staff
- June 3, 2020
Mapping Police Violence is, in their own words, “a research collaborative collecting comprehensive data on police killings nationwide to quantify the impact of police violence in communities.” Their database is freely available for further analysis.
This interactive visualization, part of an investigation by NJ Advance Media, explores how often the state’s police officers use force, highlighting those who used force more than 5 times as often as the state average.
A preliminary project from Lawsuit.org shows how compiling citation data may help detect outliers in a single police force that warrant further investigation.