May 11, 2016 // Art

Tech Used → D3.js // p5.js // MongoDB

Printed papers of raw JSON data showing sexual assault statistics in India

Censored is an interactive website that visualizes statistics on sexual assault and rape cases in India. The data is taken from the Open Government Data Platform of India, which is used by the Government of India to publish their datasets for public use. Although this is a step in the right direction, these numbers are only reported cases till the year 2013. Most cases aren't reported. Many cases are buried under bureaucracy and corruption. In Maharashtra alone, the number of reported cases has more than doubled in just 4 years. Today’s numbers are unknown, but we can only imagine what they are.

The animations in this video are slowed down due to the screen recording, but the source code can be found here.