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"The Architecture of Segregation," - poverty in cities - 2015 report
"The landscape of poverty has grown in American cities, leaving more low-income people living in an expanding number of largely poor neighborhoods." That’s according to a report titled "The Architecture of Segregation," published this month by Paul Jargowsky, a fellow at the nonprofit Century Foundation.

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A New (2018) Data Tool Chronicles the Shifting Murder Rates of American Cities
This article describes a new data tool, created by American Violence shows homicide data from 82 of America's 100 largest cities.

It also describes "A research brief drawing on the site’s data spells out how the ways in which crime rates are framed can shape or distort our understanding of them." You'll want to read the article then click the links.

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American Violence - makes data on violence accessible to public
From the web site: "The project is designed as a public resource that will make data on violence accessible to public officials, journalists, researchers, and the public at large, allowing users to visualize and analyze trends in violence at multiple geographic levels (neighborhoods and cities) and over different timeframes (month to month, year to year, decade to decade).

The first version of the site, launched in 2018) provides city-level figures on murder rates in more than 80 of the largest 100 U.S. cities. The second version of the site, which will be launched in the coming months, will feature neighborhood-level figures on violent crime in 30-50 cities with available data."

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Are US cities getting more or less violent (2018)
This is a "research brief drawing on the site’s data spells out how the ways in which crime rates are framed can shape or distort our understanding of them. The paper analyzes urban murder rates in the United States during three periods. Over the long-term, between 1991 and the present, rates plunged dramatically. Between 2014 and the present, there was a significant uptick in violence, but murders never came close to the “record levels” described by Trump and his political allies."

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Chicago Neighborhoods 2015 - Resource from Chicago Community Trust
From the web site: "Chicago Neighborhoods 2015: Assets, Plans and Trends is a research project by The Chicago Community Trust that focuses on Chicago’s built environment. This includes infrastructure, natural features and physical and institutional assets that define and influence the city's musculature. The project provides data and other pertinent contextual information for every section of the city. It identifies major recent investments, maps assets and synthesizes ideas from Chicago's many excellent local and citywide plans."

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Chicago's Murder Problem - 5-2016 NYTimes analysis
This article provides an in-depth comparison of Chicago to New York City, including maps and graphs. Add to your reading.

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Crime in Chicagoland - feature of Chicago Tribune (2015)
The Chicago Tribune has created an extensive library of information and interactive platform to help anyone understand crime patterns in different parts of the Chicago region. Great resource for activists.

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Crime Mapping & Analysis News
From the web site: "The Police Foundation has been exploring the use of open data as a means to improve transparency and accountability and to encourage and support innovation in policing. To pursue these goals, a Public Safety Open Data Portal will be launched to highlight what local agencies are doing in the area of open data and to offer the public and professional users the ability to see, visualize, and analyze the data in one location."

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Distressed Communities Index - Interactive map
Zoom in to the zip code level to see what communities are doing well in 2016 and what communities are not doing well. This map shows the entire continental USA.

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Growth and Spread of Concentration Poverty in USA 2000-2012
Included in this report is the statement "The nation’s 100 largest metro areas are home to 70 percent of all distressed census tracts, along with similar proportions of the total population and poor residents living in such neighborhoods." The resources of this web site are intended to help youth serving organizations grow in these high poverty neighborhoods.

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Homicide in Chicago - 2007-2015 -pdf
This PDF shows that "Homicide rates in Chicago are significantly higher than national rates and have been consistently so for the past nine years. "

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Impact of Place on life chances - Raj Chetty paper
These maps from Raj Chetty show that where children grow up has a major impact on their lifetime earnings. View this article and video on the Brookings.edu site and share with your network.

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Inequality of U.S. Public Schools, Mapped
From the site: "the Urban Institute has taken a deeper dive by mapping the data by county, illuminating how poverty and race are distributed in public schools across the country." Visit the site. Look at the maps. Share the data.

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Juvenile Justice mapping site
From the web site: "Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, & Statistics) is a project to develop an online repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

The site layers the most relevant national and state level statistics with information on state laws and practice and charts juvenile justice system change. In a landscape that is highly decentralized and ever-shifting, JJGPS provides an invaluable resource for those wanting to improve the juvenile justice system. We hope that the information will be used as a platform for inspiring change and finding solutions that have been applied in other places."

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Lost in Place - Poverty Growing in US cities
This story starts by saying "Lost in Place: Why the persistence and spread of concentrated poverty–not gentrification–is our biggest urban challenge." Read more. Look at the maps.

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Map showing states receiving most US Federal Aid
This article shows that many of the most conservative states who vote for smaller federal government are states receiving the highest percent of federal aid.

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Mapping Inequality - understanding housing policy & inequality
From the web site: "Mapping Inequality updates the study of New Deal America, the federal government, housing, and inequality for the twenty-first century. It offers unprecedented online access to the national collection of "security maps" and area descriptions produced between 1935 and 1940 by one of the New Deal's most important agencies, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation or HOLC (pronounced "holk"). "

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National Violent Death Reporting System
From the web site: "The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) provides states and communities with a clearer understanding of violent deaths to guide local decisions about efforts to prevent violence and track progress over time. NVDRS is the only state-based surveillance (reporting) system that pools data on violent deaths from multiple sources into a usable, anonymous database. These sources include state and local medical examiner, coroner, law enforcement, toxicology, and vital statistics records."

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Opportunity Index - a map-based tool for community organizers
From the web site: "The Opportunity Index focuses on the conditions present in different communities and is designed to connect economic, academic, civic and other factors together to help identify concrete solutions to lagging conditions for opportunity and economic mobility. From preschool enrollment to income inequality, from volunteerism to access to healthy food, expanding opportunity depends on the intersection of multiple factors." Visit the web site and learn to use this in creating your own stories about where and why extra help is needed in communities across the USA.

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Race and ethnicity in the CMAP (Chicago) Region - 2015 report
From the web site: "On December 3, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. The ACS collects information such as ancestry, educational attainment, income, employment, and housing characteristics and makes this data available at multiple geographic levels, including municipality and township. This release of the ACS marks the first time that users and analysts are able to compare two non-overlapping 5-year ACS datasets (2005-2009 and 2010-2014), and the first time that many of the region's smaller communities will be able to see this change for their jurisdictions. This Policy Update is part of a series that uses the most recent ACS data to examine broad trends in the CMAP region."

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Rich Blocks Poor Blocks - Mapping poverty and affluence - data blog
Use the interactive map on this site to look at the different levels of affluence in different parts of the Chicago region and the USA. This link points to a blog which uses maps view in its stories.

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The other problem with Chicago's segregation: Concentrated wealth
This article on the Metropolitan Chicago Planning Council web site includes maps that show the extreme segregation of race and class in Chicago.

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Youth Disconnection in America Today - 2018 report
From the web site: "This site is a visualization of the information contained in Measure of America's latest report, More Than a Million Reasons for Hope. Explore here and then read the full report. Measure of America provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in America and stimulating fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education, and living standards." This link points to a page with interactive maps that enable you to zoom into local areas of the USA.

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10 most segregated US cities
Read the article and view the slide show. These are cities that should be working with the Tutor/Mentor Connection to help create mentor rich programs that bridge poverty and segregation that divides us in big city America.

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A mapping resource from OJJDP
The national offices of Juvenile Justice launched a web site called, SMART system, in 2005, which is a Geographic Information System and Web-based mapping application.

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