Month: October 2021

New police data show the number of deaths of police officers has fallen to its lowest point in two years

The number of police deaths in the United States has been dropping, according to a new report.Data released Thursday by the National Police Athletic Association (NPA) shows that the number fell to 6,829 in 2017 from 8,639 in 2016, an improvement of nearly 10 percent.The NPA’s data shows that, from January 1 to March 31, […]

How to spot a potential outlier in data

The definition of an outlier has changed over time, as different types of statistical methods have evolved.This chart gives a visual guide to the way we measure outliers and how to spot them.Outliers are individuals or groups of people whose findings are statistically significant and therefore important.Outlier numbers are those that are very different from […]

How the U.S. Has Been Wrongly Assessing Women’s Infant Deaths since 1976

Posted June 25, 2020 09:05:07When you think about the infant deaths rate, you might think it’s something to worry about.But in Canada, the numbers have been wildly different.According to the latest data from Statistics Canada, in 2020, Canada’s infant mortality rate was 3.6 per 1,000 live births.That was a far cry from the U of […]

How to spot a deadly virus

What’s the CDC telling you about coronavirus?Here’s how to spot it.CDC is the lead agency for monitoring coronaviruses, which is the virus that causes the disease coronaviral infections.The agency estimates that the CDC is tracking more than 9 million coronaviretases, or the number of cases that have been identified in the United States.While coronaviring occurs […]

What we know about the UK’s abortion laws

In a country where abortion is legal and most pregnancies end in a miscarriage, the number of women seeking abortion services has been falling steadily over the past decade.Abortion numbers fell by 11.6% between 2003 and 2016, according to data compiled by the Abortion Federation of England and Wales (AFEW).It said that this trend was […]

The ‘rape statistics’ are not that bad, says professor

This article is the first in a two-part series, The Rape Statistics are not That Bad: An examination of the data, and the role of statistics.In Part Two, we’ll look at the data on the prevalence of rape, and look at how the data is interpreted.Part Three will look at whether there are any other […]

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