Crime, Abandoned Homes, Abandoned Vehicles

by Dana H.

The map I chose to create is based the recent news I have been hearing about people coming from the city or elsewhere stealing cars from the suburbs and then taking them into the city to use in their crimes. Therefore, using this assignment I thought it would be interesting to see the effect this crime is being committed and if there was any previous data from the past year. I chose these three data sets because once the crime is committed the car is later found abandoned and in various parts of the city. The data demonstrated that the rate of crime is very high in the last year but amount of abandoned cars and 311 calls on abandoned or vacant building is about equal. I thought maybe once they were done using the cars for their crimes they would abandon the car near an abandoned building or house. Turns out however, it could just be a very random placement of the car.