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NFL Arrests by Year Since 2000

This is part two of our series comparing how different factors have influenced the arrest rate in the NFL over the years. Part one looked at crimes by month committed. With this post you can see things like how DUI's have gone down dramatically since the rise of Uber and Lyft and how drug offenses increased after the NFL strengthened the steroid policy in 2005. 

When looking at this data it is important to remember that the crime rate in the NFL is typically less than the overall crime rate for men from ages 20-39, according to a study by the University of Texas. Mess around with the data and see what inferences you can draw, then let us know on our Twitter

Elise Reppond
Elise is a data scientist and a football fanatic. She was raised in Seattle where her love for sports grew as she followed the Seahawks, Mariners, and Sonics. After graduating high school, Elise attended High Point University in North Carolina for two years, then before her Junior year of college, she decided to transfer to the University of Washington for their undergraduate mathematics program. She graduated from UW in December 2017 then not long after completed the Data Science Immersive program at Galvanize in Seattle. Elise is looking forward to another competitive fantasy football season as she works on building a predictive model for NFL rushing yards.

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