U.S. GUN MURDERS IN 2010
An Examination of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report
This is a beautiful example of data visualisation. But more significant, and unlike my previous post example, this work provides an important service… that is, access and insight to the data presented. Insight, that may be difficult to recognise, understand and articulate without this work.
From the makers of http://guns.periscopic.com/
Our data comes from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, which include voluntarily-reported data from police precincts across the country.
As an interested user, I am compelled to experiment with the data and find my own stories and conclusions within the presentation, and by using the various sorting and filtering such as specific gun types and regions, and the ethnicity, sex and age of the victims of gun crime… but the creators also offer some important interpretations from their own insights such as:
69% OF THESE VICTIMS WERE KILLED WITH A HANDGUN
According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), 69% of all gun murders in 2010 were committed with a handgun. This figure is especially poignant as we debate the effect of banning assault rifles.