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This blog post intents to explore crime data in Chicago and showcase the implementation of a predictive model for arrests in Chicago. This could help the public institutions in 3 main ways:

  1. Better create public policy for correctional agencies
  2. Help focus the countermeasures on negatively impacted crime categories according to the prediction
  3. Guide the resource allocation by crime categories

Understanding Crime in Chicago

Chicago, the nation’s third-biggest city, accounted for 22% of the nationwide increase with 749 murders (see right chart below) in 2016, more than the number of murders in the largest city, New York (334), and the second-largest, Los Angeles (294) for the same year, combined. …


A cancer incidence rate is the number of new cancers of a specific site/type occurring in a specified population during a year,usually expressed as the number of cancers per 100,000 population at risk.

(1) Incidence rate = (New cancers / Population) × 100,000.

Between 1999 and 2015, overall cancer incidence rates have increased 28.3 percent in United Sates.

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Georgia, North Carolina and Tenesse were the states with the higher cancer incidence rate between 1999 and 2015.

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However, California, Florida and New York are the states with the highest cancer prevalence, which means the highest concentration of cancer population.

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I want to explore the state of New York, because is the state where I am currently living. The following graph shows the rate of incidence of Cancer in the state of New York since 1999 to 2015. …

Johana Luna

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