Archive for June, 2014

World Incarceration Rates if Every State was a Country

June 26, 2014

University-Educated Americans Moving to Different Cities than High-School Dropouts

June 17, 2014

This chart shows the net domestic migration between US cities from 2011 to 2012 by educational attainment. Cities like San Francisco and Seattle gained highly educated workers while losing those with high school diplomas or less, while cities like Tampa and Atlanta gained less-educated new arrivals. Large cities like New York still gained population overall via immigration, but lost domestic population.

–from The Atlantic’s CityLab¬†

The World Cup of Everything (Except Soccer)

June 12, 2014


This interactive visualization at the Wall Street Journal shows who “wins” in a variety of variable match-ups from having the highest murder rate to eating the most beans. Population is shown above.

–From The Wall Street Journal

Airplanes Exceptionally Safe

June 4, 2014

Airplanes continue to get safer both in absolute numbers as well as compared to the number of passengers. In 1970, there ~250 million passengers and 1,500 deaths. Today, there are nearly three billion passengers, but only 500 deaths, or a negligible risk of death.

–from The Economist

Female-Named Hurricanes Kill More People, Are Not Perceived as Threatening

June 3, 2014

The perceived masculinity of a hurricane’s name, where a 1 is most masculine, greatly influences the number of people killed by the storm. As feminine-named hurricanes are perceived as less threatening, people do not prepare as seriously. Fewer than ten people die from high-damage storms with the butch-est name, while five times as many die from the most feminine-named storms.

–from The Economist