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Baltimore city carjackings analysis 2019

Baltimore Sun analysis

By Christine Zhang

The Baltimore Sun analyzed crime data from Open Baltimore for a Oct. 9, 2019 story about the increase in carjackings in 2019 titled "Carjackings spike continues in Baltimore, with incidents up 30% from this time last year" (print headline for Oct. 10, 2019: "Carjackings spike continues").

The Sun's findings and analysis are available in the "analysis" markdown file in this repository:

If you'd like to run the code yourself in R, you can download the R Markdown file analysis.Rmd along with the data in the input folder.

Community Contributions

There are many angles to explore with this data, beyond just the ones we looked into for our story.

Have something to contribute? Send us a pull request or contact us on Twitter @baltsundata or via email.

You can also fork a copy of this repo to your own account.


All code in this repository is available under the MIT License. The data files are available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.


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