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Police Used Force on 1.3 Percent of Black Residents Since 2015

Police Used Force on 1.3 Percent of Black Residents Since 2015

Police used force over 1,600 times in 2019. Officers use force on black residents at a rate 2.6 times higher than white residents.

Socioeconomic factors explain why some New York ZIP codes were hit hardest by COVID-19

Socioeconomic factors explain why some New York ZIP codes were hit hardest by COVID-19

By comparing New York's COVID-19 test results with demographic and socioeconomic factors by ZIP code, we found that low education ...

The Inequalities Behind COVID-19 Disparities for African Americans in Indianapolis

The Inequalities Behind COVID-19 Disparities for African Americans in Indianapolis

COVID-19 positivity rate is 1.8 times higher for blacks than for whites. We explore how systemic inequities put many black individuals ...

Three Ways to Visualize COVID-19 Race and Gender Disparities

Three Ways to Visualize COVID-19 Race and Gender Disparities

In Indiana, black individuals are 2.4 times more likely to test positive than whites. We look at three different ways to visualize ...

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Matt Nowlin

Matt Nowlin

Research Analyst

Matt Nowlin is a research analyst with the Polis Center. He works in the Community Informatics team, focusing on analysis, data visualization, and web development. Matt received his Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Ball State University and his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.