Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Stop & Frisk in Chicago

Last week Maps Mania reviewed Stop and Frisk, a data visualization of New York's controversial stop and frisk policy. Of course The NYPD are not the only police force to have been criticized for practicing racial profiling in its practice of stopping and searching its citizens.

Stop and Frisk in Chicago is an interactive map which visualizes data from police contact cards between 2014 and 2016. The map shows the number of times people were stopped and searched in each Chicago city block. If you hover over a block on the map you can view the total number of stop & frisks carried out in that block. The map also allows you to view the number of stop and searches that were carried out in each block by police officers of different races (white, black, Hispanic).

The map was created by the Lucy Parsons Labs. You can explore the data further and download it here. The code for the interactive map is also available at GitHub.

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