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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Data journalism

As you've recently seen at the Freeman, we've been trying to improve our offerings of data journalism. We've used maps, stats, data sets and the like to give you a better experience (and to let you decide for yourself).

So I'm playing a bit with Crime Reports in an attempt to visualize the data, if possible, other than the most excellent map form provided at the site. Here's some data.

After a bit of playing, I realized I didn't need to do anything, because everything is already done by the service. Seriously. Check it out.

Here's some visualization for the last six months:


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