Even if there were a statistical model that predicted a mass shooter with 99 percent accuracy, that still leaves a lot of false positives. And when you’re dealing with individuals on a scale of millions, that’s a big deal. Brian Resnick and Javier Zarracina for Vox break down the simple math with a cartoon.
Nearly impossible to predict mass shootings with current data
How to Spot Visualization Lies
Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.
One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways
“Let the data speak” they say. But what happens when the data rambles on and on?
Life expectancy changes
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.