Data Story Roundup: July 11 to July 18

Read the most interesting stories on statistics, visualizations, and open data we've found each week. Follow LiveStories on Twitter to see more! 

New York ranks as top U.S. smart city in latest report.

StateScoop reports professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently released a Cities Readiness Index which gives worldwide rankings of cities that are most ready to embrace emerging technologies. 

Landmark study tracks human physical activity via smartphones. 

Conducted by Stanford researchers, this NIH-funded study used a larger dataset than any previous human movement study, with over 700,000 people in 111 countries. The study was published July 10, 2017, in the advance online edition of Nature.

USA Today reports on the data behind a possible rise in hate crimes. 

USA Today reports on various organizations tracking hate crimes in America, among them the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports featured in LiveStories' report on hate crime statistics


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