Local Indicators of Spatial Association in Homicides in Baltimore, 2019
Posted on March 3, 2020 2 Comments
Sure, you could use very expensive GIS software to do this, but why would you? Here I do some spatial association/autocorrelation analysis in R.
Crab Cakes and Circus
Posted on December 20, 2019 3 Comments
With a relentless homicide epidemic ongoing, Baltimore still finds time to celebrate their football team. With so many issues around the world, we still like — and need — to be entertained.
How Many Guns Were Within 1,000 Feet of Schools in Baltimore in 2018?
Posted on May 19, 2019
Modern software programs allow you to analyze spatial data quite easily, but it may be hard to replicate what you did without a detailed how-to manual and instructions you write as you go. Programming languages such as R and others allow you to write code and comments in that code, so it will be easy to follow what you did and reproduce it time after time.
Analysis of Public Health Inequities Using R Programming
Posted on April 8, 2019
R programming can help with a lot of tasks. In this blog post, I show you how it can help understand and visualize inequities in Baltimore with regards to poverty and violence.
The Canaries in the Coalmine
Posted on April 5, 2019 3 Comments
Anecdotes are not data, but they could be canaries in the coal mine that are still worth looking into. If we don’t do due diligence and look into them, what could happen? What could we delay or even miss out on doing?
Seeing Data in Time and Space
Posted on March 13, 2019
How can you put three-dimensional data on two dimensions and still tell a story? Let me tell you how.
Mr. Bloomberg, Please Don’t Segregate Baltimore More Than It Already Is
Posted on January 23, 2019
Michael Bloomberg wants an armed police force at Johns Hopkins University institutions in Baltimore. Not a good idea, according to the evidence. Better jobs, better access to education, and investments in the community will go further to stop violence than more cops and more guns, and more segregation.
The Epidemic of Violence in Baltimore Continues
Posted on December 15, 2018
The epidemic of homicides in Baltimore continues. Violence is infectious, and Baltimore’s former “Public Enemy No. 1” is one of the latest victims.
“It Only Happens to Mexicans” (Or How Not to Frame a Critique of the Immigration Policy)
Posted on September 20, 2018 5 Comments
I’ll start off by saying that I like Dan Rodricks. He’s an okay guy. He may be a little hard to follow on some of his arguments, but he generally means well. So I was a little bit surprised to read his latest opinion piece for The Baltimore Sun. In it, he tells us the story […]
A Web-Based Application to Visualize Homicides in Baltimore City Between 2005 and 2017
Posted on September 6, 2018
“How many African American women were killed by firearm in the Cherry Hill Community Statistical Area of Baltimore in 2016?” None. I was able to answer this question for you quickly because I have a dataset on homicides in Baltimore between 2005 and 2017. The dataset is the result of data from 2005 to 2016 […]