Ohio Crime Mapping: Part 10 | Violent Crime 1974 – 2008

In our final crime blog, we will be taking a look at violent crime rates across the US from 1974 through 2008. Violent crime is defined by the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data as a combination of four major (and previously studied here at Three Scale) offenses, listed in order of severity: murder/nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. These crimes are...
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Was hurricane Irene over-hyped?

On August 20th, 2011 a tropical wave came off the west coast of Africa and formed convection as it moved west towards the Lesser Antilles. The system became well defined and organized thanks to the warm open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The Hurricane Hunters began to notice circulation at the center of the new formed low pressure system. They sent out a dropsonde device (used to measure storm...
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