Keith Zubrow – Assignment 4a: Pennsylvania Crime by City

According to the most recent United States census, Pennsylvania is the sixth largest state in the union. Additionally, the commonwealth has a pair of cities with populations that exceed 300,000 people. Pittsburgh sits in the western portion of Pennsylvania and is home to 312,737 people. About 300 miles to the east is the nation’s fourth largest city – Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love is home to 1,558,378. In between one finds a few smaller cities sprinkled amongst miles and miles of farm land.

It is often assumed that cities attract more crime than rural a areas. While this is mostly true, I set out to determine if the violent crimes committed across Pennsylvania are largely city based. Below you can see and interact with what I found. All of the data points had over 100 violent crimes committed in 2010.

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