FINAL- MMC4936

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Problem:

The problem I chose to take on for my final project in Visualization of Big Data, was comparing the safety rates of four major Florida colleges in comparison of the number of students enrolled.

“Does the number of students enrolled have any impact on the crime rate for that school?”

Description:

The colleges I chose to compare consisted of the following schools:

  • USF (of course)
  • UCF
  • UF
  • FSU

I decided on these four schools because the first two are a locally known rivals, while the other two schools are very large, more recognized schools.

I went onto data.gov and figured out the data set. The data compiled was very informative. I found most of the data on this webpage:

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I then worked into compiling that data given into a bar graph so it would be easier to understand. Below is a bar graph comparing the number of students enrolled in each college for visual comparison.

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****Related Work: After figuring out my problem, description, and finally, gathering all information needed/ data, I remembered our instruction of plot.ly. Plot.ly was my main application for making graphs to use for the final project.

Possible Outcomes:

  • The greater the number of students, the greater number of crimes.
    • Known formally as Complementary 
  • The greater the number of students, less crime would be committed.
    • Known formally as Substitutes 
  • The number of students has absolutely no impact on the amount of crime committed.
    • Known formally as Independent

Below is a graph I composed from some of the information found on this website.

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Along the right side of the graph, you will find the legend. The graph features the statistics of the crimes rape, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and aggravated assault.

RESULT:

While the data was not necessarily conclusive to being “complementary”, I do feel as though there is a strong lean towards it being complementary, rather than something else. UCF had the largest number of students, by almost 10,000, yet FSU took the cake for crimes due to having the highest number of burglaries. The evidence does prove to be complimentary for USF. It had the lowest number of total crimes calculated, and USF had second to last on the enrollment list, but only about 700 students.

**Final screenshot of my written out work**

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