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Project 1 How Much Crime?

Name: __________________
Section: _________________

Part 1 Where Should I Move?


State 1
(home):
State 2:
State 3:

Crime
1:
Crime
2:
Why did you choose the range you did?

What considerations did you take into account when choosing this date range?

Which of the three tables will give you the information you need?

Why did you choose this table?

Calculate the following for each of the 3 states, for each of the two crimes you picked:

Crime 1
State 1 -

State 2

State 1

State 2

State 3

Mean
Median
Mode
Minimum
Maximum
Range
Lower Quartile
Upper Quartile
Standard Deviation

Crime 2
State 3

Mean
Median
Mode
Minimum
Maximum
Range
Lower Quartile
Upper Quartile
Standard Deviation

What does this data tell us?

Choose 3 variables that we need to consider when comparing states that this data
does not tell us and explain why we need to consider them.

Part 2 Tell Me More


What factors did you consider when making this decision?

Boxplot

Scatter plot

Histogram

What did you choose for your scatter plot axis and why?

What did you choose for your bins for your histogram and why?

If you change the bin size, does this give a different representation of the data?

Does the distribution of your histogram look like a normal distribution?

Why or why not?

What does this tell us?

Part 3- Conclusion
Using your statistical data and charts, make conclusions about the state you chose.
Include any observations about overall trends in the data, any skewness or variation in
your graphs, and if there are any outliers in your data. Explain whether you think the
mean, median, or mode is the best representation of the data you collected and any
other considerations that this data does not account for when considering the rate of
crime in a state.

BONUS
Calculate the standard score for the data for each year of your chosen state (HINT: see
p. 388 to determine how to do this in Excel).

What does this tell you about your state and the data?

Would you expect this kind of data to have a normal distribution? Why or why not?