As part of our continuing series on crime in Detroit, I decided to focus on one of the most universal of all Detroit crimes – the stolen vehicle. This is arguably the most egalitarian criminal activity in the city, coveringContinue readingCrime in the D: Stolen Vehicles
Here’s a little map I created using US Census Bureau data and Carto, showing the 2019 census tract boundaries for the city. After a few iterations, I used a Choropleth map, with colors based on the census tract numbers –Continue readingDetroit Census Tract Map
Decided to have a little fun with Carto, by seeing how the simple People Mover route would appear using a variety of map backgrounds. For those unfamiliar with the People Mover, it is downtown Detroit’s elevated monorail system, transporting passengersContinue readingPeople Mover Map Sketches
Crime patterns are an interesting study, because they don’t always conform to expectations. The conventional wisdom suggests that crime is likely to be heavier in the late evening and early morning hours, when the cover of darkness provides some levelContinue readingCrime in the D: The Shape of Crime
Here’s a simple map of Detroit neighborhoods based on census tract definitions. One of the interesting things to note with census tracts is that they are population-based, which can create some interesting effects when we view maps at that level.Continue readingDetroit Neighborhood Map
No story about Detroit would be complete without a look at the criminal activities that so frequently mark life in the city. Detroit is not unique in this respect, by any means, and has in fact looked relatively good inContinue readingCrime in the D: Intro
Visual-Detroit is a site designed to look at #theD through the lens of data visualization, using available data sets to tell stories about our complex city. These stories might cover commerce, crime, historical trends, migration patterns, and much more, asContinue readingWelcome to Visual-Detroit!