Predicting and Plotting Crime in Seattle

Cool research!

Jay's Life

I have recently been watching “The Wire” and along with my Amazon Prime membership looking better and better, it’s actually given me some things to think about. Besides making me an expert police detective, it has steadily been making an impact on how I view a city. It sounds kind of cheesy, but I never really understood how nice Seattle is when looking at the kind of crime that a city like Baltimore can experience on a day to day basis.

There is also a way to quantitatively determine this than having me describe to you how the bleak images of Baltimore’s project are far worse than those of Seattle. Socrata is a company based in Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle that has worked with governments to release open data to the public . Their most popular data-set on the Seattle city page however is the “Seattle Police Department 911 Incident Response” with currently…

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