Staten Island Drug Charges

Data Visualization
This data visualization uses real data taken from “New York City Open Data” regarding dangerous drug charges in Staten Island. The charges range from either felony (squares) or misdemeanor (circles), marijuana (yellow) or other substance (blue) charges, and then gradiates from light to dark hues based on the severity level of the possession or sale. Plotting this data revealed that possession charges of all substances regarded as a felony are particularly clustered in the top regions of the community, thus these areas may be particularly targeted by law enforcement.