Data on Racial Disparities in Criminal Charges in Charlottesville VA

A report on Charlottesville arrest data was recently written and released by Bill Mendez. The open dataset shows interesting (read: alarming) disparities in charges between African American and White residents of Charlottesville. Before summarizing the dataset we’d like to go over a few critical caveats: 1. Though the dataset provides the gender and race of[…]

Open Data Deep Dive: Understanding Addressing

Smart Cville is hosting an Addressing Deep Dive at 7:00 PM on Thursday, 28 March. The deep dive will be hosted at UVA’s Campbell Hall Room 220C, located on Bayly Dr Charlottesville, VA 22903. Deep Dives are unique events combining presentations by local experts with hands-on activities. This would be very useful to anyone working[…]