The City of Baltimore has, for some time now, made its "Part I" Arrest and Calls-for-Service data available on the city's Open Data Portal. I thought it would be fun and interesting to dig into these datasets and see what I could produce in the way of visualizations and analyses. The result is a two-part article:
Thanks to the City of Baltimore for its commitment to open data, and thanks to several friends and colleagues who provided valuable feedback on early drafts. Enjoy!