Are the Outcomes of Stops Different Across Racial Groups?

This is a re-release of the original post from November. The diagram below now includes Hispanic drivers. When distinguishing between Hispanic and Non-Hispanic drivers, you can observe a more accurate representation of the population across Connecticut.

In this data story, we explore the outcomes of traffic stops. Is there a difference by race in the issuance rate of warnings, tickets or some other outcome? In particular, is there a difference by race in terms of ...

We've got a project for you! Join us for a monthly Dear Data challenge!

The Dear Data project started as collaboration between Georgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec. Both Lupi and Posavec have connections to data visualization through information and graphic design and they decided to embark on a project that brought them together as friends: collect data on an aspect of their lives every week and make a hand drawn visualization. Then, send the visualization by snail mail to their friend.

It was an exercise in observation and creativity ...

Income Leaving CT? Not really — Understanding IRS Migration Data

I'm republishing this blog post that I originally published in June 2016. IRS migration data continues to be misinterpreted and assumptions made that are not entirely accurate as seen in today's Hartford Courant editorial section. This content is still relevant and worth republishing.

Earlier this week, I received an email from The Yankee Institute with the subject: “Leaving Connecticut” and I let out a sigh. The flurry of data around migration patterns in ...

It's a happy new year for CT Data!

It has been a productive 2017 for the Data Collaborative. We have been busy liberating data and bringing our CT Data Academy workshops to data users across the state. Check out our 2017 Annual Report for a summary of our progress and products!

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New American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Estimates available

Status of ACS data updates 2017

Take a look at which towns saw an increase in Median Household Income and a decrease. Please note that when comparing ACS 5-year estimates you must use time periods that are not overlapping.

Support us on #GivingTuesday!

During #GivingTuesday, a 24 hour global movement dedicated to giving, please help support our work and ensure we can continue to offer events and classes that are free and open to the public. At the Connecticut Data Collaborative, we are thankful for all our data users and producers across the state who have engaged with us over the past year.

We strive for informed policy and decision making across the state by empowering an ecosystem ...

Traffic Stop Statistics in Connecticut

In partnership with the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University, we are providing an overview of the three years of data collected as part of the Racial Profiling Prohibition Project. 

  1. First, we look at the different traffic stop categories: Motor Vehicle Violations, Equipment Violations, and Investigative Stops.
  2. Then, we examine the breakdown of those categories into reasons why drivers get pulled over. Some reasons may fall under different categories. For ...

Notes from the road: CT Data attends APDU Conference!

September and October were two busy months here at the Connecticut Data Collaborative. We traveled to two national conferences, offered several presentations as panelists and as the keynote speaker, and have been continued to lead workshops intended to increase data literacy. In the next series of blog posts, we want to share updates and lessons we have learned from the workshops we attended and panelists and partners we've met.

To start, we would like ...

A Story about liberating public data

For the past few years we have been working with the CT Secretary of State (SOTS) on a variety of initiatives related to the business registration data that they process and manage. This dataset is the official data set of record for tracking businesses that are required to register to operate within Connecticut. However, accessing this data has been historically difficult. The CONCORD system was built and optimized for the important work of managing transactions ...

CT Data heads to Washington, DC!

On September 13th and 14th, the CT Data Collaborative's, Michelle Riordan-Nold and Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, will participate in and present at the Association for Public Data Users (APDU) Conference in Arlington, Virginia. The APDU is a consortium of data users and producers across the country concerned with state and federal data collection and dissemination. They provide members with helpful information about federal budgeting, data collection tools, and innovations in data visualization. 

This year's conference ...

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