March 19th, 2019
This week’s tidytuesday was all about police traffic stops. After I tinkered for a while I decided to make a map that visualizes the states with the largest gap in stop rates per race. For example, in Arizona 80% of all people who are stopped by the police are black. The only state where whites are stopped most often is Washington, but only by a small amount. My data analysis however is not perfect and potentially erroneous. I did not adjust the numbers to the number of people per race per state. Thus, keep in mind that this data visualization is more about the visualization than the actual data.
You can find the code for this visualization here.
state.namewhich include the abbreviations and names of the US states