Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Enliven Project: Rape frequency


Original:


More Accurate:

Problems: 
1. The Enliven project used the worse case numbers for their infograph. I used the average from their sources. Other sources that they ignored show even smaller numbers, but I chose to stick with the original sources.
2. The Enliven project did not take into account that the average rapist rapes 6 victims. Slate
3. They assumes that the reporter is always right unless proven wrong. 




How Many Cops Die in the Line of Duty Each Year


From: TheAtlantic
Original Graph:


Better Graph:

Problem:
Stacked area charts are hard to read. It forces the viewer to mentally subtract values. A simple line graph shows the trends better and allows easier comparisons.