The project involves analyzing a dataset of fatal police shootings in the United States to gain insights and information about these incidents. The dataset contains information about individuals who were fatally shot by the police, including details such as their names, dates of the incidents, manner of death, whether they were armed, their age, gender, race, city, state, and more.
The dataset also documents the manner of death, specifying whether the individual was shot, shot and Tasered, or otherwise. It further classifies whether the individual was armed and with what, covering a range from guns and knives to being unarmed. The dataset provides insight into the presence of mental illness signs among the individuals and the perceived threat level they posed. It also notes whether the individuals were fleeing the scene and if body cameras were used during these encounters. Additionally, geographical coordinates (longitude and latitude) offer precise incident locations.