How to lie with graphs: ABC Online edition

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the drawbacks of pie-charts. It is notoriously difficult to compare the sizes of different slices of the pie, a problem that the ABC News Online Investigative Unit have set out to solve once and for all.

Instead of returning to the tried and true bar chart, the good folk at the ABC have instead decided to reinvent the pie-chart in a new form. You can decide how well you think they have done:

ABC's categorical radial charts, on a map comparing crime in Mt Druitt to the rest of Sydney

The saving grace here is that they have also included the raw numbers as a count.


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