Sankey Diagram of NFL Arrest Database: 2000-2014

By Jim Haughwout • SEP 2014

This is a sankey diagram allowing exploration of NFL arrests from Team to Criminal Charge to Legal Outcome. For example, the only charge of "Pimping" was for a Pittsburgh player (the case was eventually dropped).

Mouse over any Team to see the distribution of Criminal Charges that stem from it. Do the same for an Criminal Charge to explore the source of charges by Team and distribution of Legal Outcomes. Mouse over an Legal Outcome to see which types of Criminal Charges most (and least) frequently lead to this result.


If you find this diagram too busy, you can explore a Sankey that focuses on the four most frequent NFL criminal charges (which drove 60% of all NFL arrests). You can find a complete posting on my analysis of all NFL arrests here.