This data visualization project shows where, which and how many lost items people lost in Shanghai over the past half-year.
I’m a person who always lose things, from umbrella, gloves, to books, and keys. Therefore, I chose lost and found as the topic to find out where, which and how many lost items people lost in Shanghai over the past half-year. I got the dataset by scraping the lost and found data from the Shanghai Public Security Bureau website and data from the Shanghai lost dog tag of Weibo. I got 2723 lost items in total. Obviously, it’s just a fraction of all the items that people lost, but I believe this can still show some stories behind the lost and found.