Predicting Arrests for Terry Traffic Stops in Seattle

Terry Traffic Stops can lead to several outcomes but can machine learning answer what factors generally lead to an arrest?



First Thing’s First, There’s Two Kinds of Arrests

So, How Do We Choose Which One To Model?

Arrest Flag, How Well Can We Predict Whether Someone Was Arrested On-Scene?

Stop Resolution, How Well Can We Predict If A Terry Stop Ultimately Resolved As An Arrest In The System?


Chris de la Cruz is a guacamole-eating and fitness-loving data scientist, actor, freestyler, and beatboxer (under the moniker MC Lightbulb)