So, Mr. Vanmega linked to a CBC map that used pie charts to show the distribution of charges related to the Vancouver riot. They let users download the data, so I did… and here’s a first quick stab at the data. (Bottom axis is total number of charges.) Chart seemed easier to compare, although I have a few more ideas about how it could be presented (types of charges by hometown, for example). Tomorrow I might make a Choropleth map of the data - probably number of charges/population.
I would love to overlay the map with socio-economic data if we had more detailed information about the residence of people charged with those crimes. Understandably, the data was released in an aggregated form.
Anyone surprised that 25% of all the charges were laid on people with a home town of Surrey?