Crime, Poverty, & Food Insecurity in Washington, DC

How are poverty and food insecurity associated with geographic patterns of crime?

Past Research

What are the motivations behind our study? Learn more about previous findings that informed our analysis.


Understanding Our Data

See violin plots, bubble plots, and Chernoff face visualizations to better understand the distribution and characteristics of our data.

Narrowing the Focus

What are the distributions of patterns geographic of food insecurity, poverty metrics for severe crimes only?

Crime Score

See how we quantified the relationship between severe crimes and each of the attributes—food insecurity, unemployment, median income, and poverty.

Future Directions

What have we learned from this study? What are future applications and ethical considerations of our analyses?What actions can we take to better understand the relationship between crime, poverty, and food insecurity?