At Statistics Without Borders, we firmly believe that Black Lives Matter. While we are a non-political organization, this moment transcends politics. It is about survival.
As consumers of information, we are devastated to learn of each new person senselessly murdered, whether by law enforcement, vigilantes, or others.
As humans, it is impossible to put into words the disgust, the sadness, the fear, and the rage we feel about the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, of so many other names on this constantly-growing list of humans whose lives were cut tragically short, and of those whose names we may never know.
As individuals who support the common good and a better world, we staunchly oppose racism and endeavor to unlearn and overcome it in all its forms.
As data professionals and as advocates of smart statistical practices, we share a handful of open data sources as one small step in empowering our members to explore existing biases and data about policing in the United States.
Statistics Without Borders (SWB) is a volunteer Outreach Group of the American Statistical Association that provides pro bono services in statistics and data science. We work to improve decision making and knowledge in efforts that promote welfare through the proper application of statistical principles and best practices, where access to such resources is limited.