Unexpectedly Intriguing!
August 31, 2011

We're trying out Google's Fusion Tables for its data visualization capabilities, so we extracted some data on motor vehicle thefts from the FBI and created the following interactive visualization for the states with the highest per capita rate of motor vehicle thefts (sorry District of Columbia - you're neither a state nor a place where people don't have to worry much about their cars being stolen!):

We're not sure why Washington state's data isn't properly displaying (the state saw 355.1 motor vehicle thefts per 100,000 inhabitants), but our initial impression is that what Google's programmers have developed is cool, if not quite fully ready for prime time.

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