Measuring the pulse of civic life.

Policing the American University out now!


Building inclusive public analytics for government accountability.

The work to reinvigorate our democracy must begin at the local level where the public has the greatest control and barriers to collective action are the lowest. Civilytics is focusing on building the tools communities need to understand and deliberate about the performance of their local governments.


Civilytics Consulting is a data science consulting firm founded in 2016 by Dr. Jared E. Knowles. Civilytics has served clients at all levels of government in several policy areas including K-12 education, higher education, policing, and taxation. Civilytics Consulting focuses on building the capacity of its public institution partners to sustain analytic products after the initial work.

Recent Projects

Recent Posts

How the Geography of Policing Affects Your Life

And updates on efforts to increase equity in education

5 Impactful Ways Cities Could Spend Their ARPA Aid

Reimagining the role local government can play in our lives

How the American Rescue Plan Affects Your Community

And exciting new updates at Civilytics



Budget Advocacy Tools

Tools to help put the power of the purse back in the hands of the people.

Campus Policing Tookit

Using data to understand policing at your local college.

Prison Gerrymandering on Reveal

Measuring the impact of prison gerrymandering on Wisconsin’s legislature

Police Accountability Factsheets

A community by community look at policing across the United States.

Freshmen Recruitment and Admissions Intelligence System

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) asked Civilytics to build an equity-focused tool to identify high schools …

Projecting Student Enrollment

Using GAMMs for flexible estimation

Building an Inclusive Public Analytics Platform for Police Data

A Medium post about building police analytics in public.

Police Arrest Prototype

Building police analytics in public.

Kaggle Data Science for Good - Center for Policing Equity

Center for Policing Equity (CPE) Kaggle Competition


An open community for education data analysts.

R Training

Train your team in R with exactly the content you need, and none of the stuff you don’t.

Education Early Warning Systems

The Wisconsin Dropout Early Warning System I co-developed the award-winning Wisconsin Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS) during my …



Mapping Admissions Prospects (MAP)

Using a powerful map interface, you can explore differences in college-readiness, and community traits, among schools nationwide.

Pricing Policing in Your City

A free tool to explore the spending priorities for your city using historical spending data on 150 U.S. cities.


Meet our team.



Jared Knowles


Democratic accountability, Police performance analytics, Human-centered design, Photography, Esports


Hannah Miller

Senior Partner

Program evaluation, Data visualization, Research communication and translation, Bakeries


How to Take Back the Budget

A guide to reviewing and changing the police budget in your community

Policing the American University

A study of staffing levels and arrest patterns and trends for campus police departments in the United States.

Education Data Done Right

Lessons from the Trenches of Applied Data Science

Readings in Ethical Data Science

A suggested reading list of modern voices in the ethics of data science.

Delivery of State-provided Predictive Analytics to Schools: Wisconsin's DEWS and the Proposed EWIMS Dashboard

Concept paper on how to leverage predictive models to improve the feedback and function of the statewide dashboard and education …