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Computer mugshot analysis lists which states have happiest, saddest and most shocked arrestees

July 5, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Computer mugshot analysis lists which states have happiest, saddest and most shocked arrestees

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According to LA Criminal Defense Partners, happiness is reportedly the most common emotion felt by arrestees in America, with individuals from North Carolina being the ‘happiest’…for some strange reason.

Over 30,000 mug shots were studied by the law firm and were analyzed using a tool for emotion detection called Microsoft Cognitive Services. The online program also analyzed which crimes yielded the happiest mug shots.

The Daily Mail reported that the happiest mugshots typically are those who have been arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, animal cruelty, child sexual abuse, vandalism, and resisting arrest.





The number one state with the happiest arrestees is North Carolina, while Nevada, Indiana, Maine, and New York are also on the top of the list.

The law firm discovered that about 59% of arrestees appear extremely happy upon their arrest, the next most common emotion is sadness at 21%.





The saddest individuals come from West Virginia, Montana, Utah, Idaho, and Oregon, which are typically of crimes such as driving under the influence, obscenities, and animal cruelty.

The most common emotion felt by individuals from New Jersey is contempt, while those from Missouri, Idaho, and Oregon were also at the top of the list.



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