Presentation: Crime in Seattle

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CHALLENGE

 

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.

SOLUTION

 

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.

RESULTS

 

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.