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Suicide Rates by Occupation

Suicide Rates by Occupation

Which occupations see the highest rate of suicide at work? This visual uses fatality counts from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and employment estimates by occupation. Included are fatalities due to intentional self-harm.

It’s worth noting that even with 5 years of fatality data, there are very few on-the-job suicides. That means that the rates are probably very noisy.

See the previous post on fatal occupational injuries by cause.

Indianapolis Buildings by Property Class

Indianapolis Buildings by Property Class

This is a map of buildings in Indianapolis colored by the property class of the parcel on which they sit. This is based on building footprints data matched to property tax data (via Renew Indianapolis).

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I used TileMill to create the tile layers for each property class, then used Leaflet to create the map.

Fatal Injury Rate by Occupation

Fatal Injury Rate by Occupation

This data is from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. The charts below show the ten occupations with the highest fatal injury rates for each cause of fatal injury.

When was the MSP Metro Built?

When was the MSP Metro Built?

Unlike Indianapolis, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro doesn’t have building footprints that are easy to match to property tax assessments, but MetroGIS does do an excellent job of standardizing and consolidating the parcel-level tax data into a single shapefile. This allows a map of the construction date by parcel for the entire metro. The downside is that parcels with larger land area carry a disproportionate amount of visual weight.

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Here’s a summary for the entire metro, each county, and each of the Twin Cities:

When was Indianapolis Built?

When was Indianapolis Built?

Matching building footprints shapefile published by IndyGIS to property tax assessment data for spring 2017 (via Renew Indianapolis) nicely captures the geographic variation of building age in Indianapolis. Because it is the tax data that contains the year of construction, only buildings on parcels in that data are included here:

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Here’s a summary of the the construction year data for the entire city, and also by each of the nine townships:

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