Monday, May 02, 2011

New York Dope Arrests on Google Maps

Sharing NYC Police Precinct Data

WNYC has used Google Maps to show the 19 New York City precincts with the highest arrest rates for the lowest level marijuana possession misdemeanours. The map was created to accompany two WYNC stories (1 & 2).

The two WYNC articles examine the large number of police stop and frisk arrests in New York for marijuana possession. Almost 90 percent of the people arrested for marijuana in the city are black or Latino.

The map shows the 19 precincts with the highest arrest rates. The precincts are shaded on the map to display the majority race or ethnicity, where one exists in the precinct. If you click on precinct you can view details on the number of stop and frisk stops, the number of arrests and a breakdown of the precinct population.

All the data for the map is available in the form of three fusion tables.

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