Violent crime is decreasing,
but is way worse than the early 60s

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Consider the following terrible visualization:

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Here are some serious problems with the presentation of data here:

  1. Having a statistic hovering around at around 10 times the differences of the important numbers makes them look small and insignificant.
  2. One scale applies to percentage of the population and another to year over year change.

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