Streetlight Outage and Crime Rate Analysis with Zach Seeskin

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Streetlight Outage and Crime Rate Analysis

This episode features a discussion with statistics PhD student Zach Seeskin about a project he was involved in as part of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship. The project involved exploring the relationship (if any) between streetlight outages and crime in the City of Chicago. We discuss how the data was accessed via the City of Chicago data portal, how the analysis was done, and what correlations were discovered in the data.

Links to things mentioned during the show

CDOT: Using Data to Shine a Light on the Impact of City Services

Data Science for Social Good

City of Chicago Data Portal

Coursera Data Science

And lastly, for fun, a (almost) on topic song by one of Kyle's favorite musicians. Here's Dan Potthast's "Streetlights":