Tool to explore Arrest Trends in the USA
The Vera Institute of Justice has created an interactive data tool for unlocking decades of police data on arrests at the national and local levels in the USA.
For a guided exploration of Arrest Trends, users can select from several components, including Arrests, Demographics, Clearances, Victimizations, and Data Reported. Once on a theme page, users can interact with the visuals to learn how arrest trends vary by place, time, crime type, and more. These pages are designed to provide an easy-to-interpret walk-through of the data; however, they are also customizable, so that users can assess how these trends affect the populations and communities they are most interested in understanding. The site also offers information on the data and methodology used to generate this tool, answers to frequently asked questions, and other supplemental resources that users may find informative as well.