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Human Trafficking Outline

My submission will attempt to use data (criminal justice records, other administrative records) to identify various factors contributing to the rise of human trafficking. Questions include: What ethnicity has the highest rate of victims? What parts of the country and … Continue reading

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Identifying Factors of Human Trafficking in Texas & Across the United States

Human trafficking is defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of someone, with the use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception etc. The current estimate of trafficking cases indicate over 1 million people internationally, with roughly 50,000 of … Continue reading

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Texas Redefines Mass Incarceration

Mass incarceration is a notorious issue that plagues the US government at a continuous rate. There is little to no resolve regarding the incarcerated population throughout the United States. Texas, specifically, has a diverse population and large demographic scale, resulting … Continue reading

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Is Texas Crime Really That Bad

Written by: Courtney Shook Have you ever wondered just how much crime there is throughout Texas? What about how big of a role Houston crime plays in Texas overall crime rate? Between the years of 2010 and 2015, Texas counties … Continue reading

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Crime Rates in Texas’ Four Major Cities

Every year, thousands of crimes occur all over the US. Although Texas may not be the most dangerous state, it is home of some of the largest cities in America; Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin. These four cities are … Continue reading

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Crime Rates in Texas’ Four Major Cities

My data includes the crime rates compared to the income rates from the four major and most populated cities in Texas; Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin. My first data visualization will be a chart displaying the population in the four cities which … Continue reading

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Crime Rates in Texas’ Four Major Cities

As mentioned in my last post, the four major cities with the highest population in Texas are Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin. These four cities have significantly high crime rates, and due to some research, I was able to … Continue reading

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