A breakdown of the Victoria Police department "crime types" for all incidents over the past 30 days.

This semester I've been enjoying teaching a course where we use Python.  I've been getting acquainted with its abilities to pull and parse data off the internet, and turn it into useful graphics.  The Victoria Police Department has an incident-report webpage.  I wrote a script to strip the crime data off the webpage and will ask my students to do some basic statistical analysis of the data.  Here is a teaser of what's to come.

Over the past 30 days, here is the relative frequency of the different recorded crime-types:

 

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The above data represents a summary of 997 incidents.  So that 0.6% assaults represents 0.6*997/100 = 5.98 represents 6 recorded assaults.