Presentation: Crime in Seattle




As the final project in one of my content strategy certificate courses, I was asked to tell a story using public data sets from the city of Seattle. I had to choose a data set, filter for the correct context or scope, then attempt to derive meaning.



I focused on crime reports from Seattle’s police department. My goal was to increase awareness regarding unsafe areas in Seattle, and to encourage women to practice a heightened sense of awareness in these areas. I filtered the data to include only violent crimes in a limited geographic area, and examined trends in the timing and location of reported incidents.



My research revealed that Downtown and Capitol Hill reported the most violent crime of the neighborhoods I included. I represented this information in several graphic formats to clarify which areas were the most and least safe based on the number of violent crimes reported.