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CrimeAround.us was a website that uncritically displayed crime report data published by the City of Chicago. When Black communities are over-policed, the policing itself produces a high volume of crime reports. These communities are then characterized as high-crime, justifying even more policing.
DataMade regrets that we built this project, and we are beginning to work through how to repair harms that our work has caused.
For more information, read our blog post on Accounting for our part in supporting systems of oppression >
LISC Partners with DataMade on Crime-Mapping Tool
Patrick Barry, LISC Chicago