Visualizing Wealth Inequalities’ Influence on Homicides in Baltimore City, 2015 to 2019

One Lorenz Curve can tell you a long story

In a previous post, I showed you different ways to visualize time data on homicides in Baltimore using data from Baltimore’s Open Data portal. For this post, I’m going to show you in one image how homicides in Baltimore are related to income, and how lower-income neighborhoods bear most of the burden of homicides in the city. First things first, let’s learn about the Lorenz Curve.

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Rene F. Najera, MPH, DrPH

Rene F. Najera, MPH, DrPH

DrPH in Epidemiology. Associate/JHBSPH. Adjunct/GMU. Epidemiologist at a county health dept. Editor, History of Vaccines. Father. Husband. (He/Him/His/El)