We are now in a national conversation that is no longer around whether, but how to reorganize cities to more effectively balance the power, load, and resources currently bestowed in police departments. Whether you’re an active part of the “defund” conversation, a police chief, or anyone in between, objective data should be a basis for this conversation and any conclusions. To that end, this post presents a preliminary, novel dataset that seeks to be a useful tool in that larger conversation: the budgets and populations of the largest 317 U.S …

Matt Grasser

Inclusive Technologist • Data Scientist • Product Hacker

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