Nov 6th – Project Updates

In our latest project analysis, we’ve uncovered significant trends related to the armed status of individuals from diverse racial categories. Predominantly, individuals from the White, Black, and Hispanic groups are armed with guns. Notably, a substantial number of White individuals are armed with knives, while a concerning observation highlights a high number of unarmed Black individuals compared to other groups.

Our visualizations reveal consistent patterns across armed status categories, with White individuals leading, followed by Black and Hispanic individuals. Our next focus is on examining the relationship between threat levels and race. Initial findings show that “attack” incidents are prevalent across all racial categories, with White individuals in the lead, followed by Black and Hispanic individuals. The “other” category follows a similar pattern, with incidents labeled as “undetermined” being relatively low across all racial categories. This analysis aims to provide key insights into the perceived threat levels associated with different racial categories in police shooting incidents.