Gun Death Trends – 1999 through 2016 — 3 Comments

  1. The first chart label at the top is VERY misleading. The chart actually shows the numbers compared to 1999. That is, the 2015 bar graph numbers are what percent of the 1999 numbers.

    If it actually showed the change, the numbers on the left would be the percent shown minus 100%.

    • An honest critique, for which I thank you.

      People like me who spend a lot of time grinding numbers tend to see 110% as a 10% increase. Thus, the chart was not to my mind misleading.

      If time permits, I’ll see if I can publish a variation of the same chart using the percent change and both positive and negative axis.

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