Tara Carman

Data Journalist

Tara Carman is an investigative journalist who specializes in finding the stories buried in big data. She has more than a decade of experience reporting in B.C., across Canada and overseas. She joined CBC News in February 2017. You can reach her at tara.carman@cbc.ca or on Twitter @tarajcarman.

Latest from Tara Carman

Record trick-or-treat numbers reported by Metro Vancouver households

Some Metro Vancouver homes said they saw record numbers of trick-or-treaters this Halloween, with eight telling CBC they got more than 1,000 people demanding candy on Thursday night.

Where are the full-size chocolate bars? Let CBC's map help maximize your Halloween haul

Seasoned trick-or-treaters know there are only a few short hours to get the most out of Halloween night. Some want the experience — garages turned into haunted houses, decked-out front yards and movies projected on to the sides of walls. For others, it's about candy maximization.
Analysis

How vote-splitting helped — and hurt — the federal parties

Vote-splitting is at the heart of many heated election season discussions of strategic voting. It's often cited by Liberals late in election campaigns as a reason for progressive voters to rally around their party. Vote NDP or Bloc or Green, the argument goes, and you may elect a Conservative.

Unions top funders of third party election ads, financial records show

Unions dominate the list of the biggest donors to third parties, a CBC News analysis has found.
Analysis

With polls in a dead heat, Liberals step up attacks

The Conservatives lead other major federal parties in the amount of negative attacks on Twitter and in press releases this campaign, an analysis by CBC News shows.

2018 burns its way into top five B.C. wildfire seasons

Wildfires have burned their way through close to 400,000 hectares of British Columbia so far this year, making 2018 the fourth-largest fire season since 1950.

Oh deer: The surprising source of many of B.C.'s aggressive wildlife reports

When most people think about wildlife they wouldn't want to encounter on a walk, carnivores such as bears, cougars and wolves spring immediately to mind. Deer are unlikely to be at the top of that list.
CBC Investigates

When prescription opioids run out, users look for the supply on the streets

The number of opioids reported missing to Health Canada from pharmacies and hospitals increased significantly between 2012 and late 2017, a CBC investigation found.
CBC Investigates

More than half a million prescription drugs are stolen each year - and most are opioids

More than half a million prescriptions drugs are stolen from pharmacies each year, with the majority being highly addictive opioid painkillers that end up on the street, according to an analysis of Health Canada data done by CBC News.

Canada's missing drugs: Here's how we crunched the numbers

The data on controlled drug losses from pharmacies, hospitals and transport companies came from Health Canada through an access-to-information request.

B.C. leads the country in C-section deliveries, data reveals

More than one in three deliveries in B.C. hospitals were by C-section last year, the highest rate of surgical birth in Canada, new national data reveals.
CBC Investigates

Here's when to shell out money for BC Ferries reservations

A CBC analysis of BC Ferries reservation data identifies the busiest months and days on each of the major routes in 2016.
CBC Investigates

Gender persecution the top reason women seek asylum in Canada

A CBC News investigation finds hundreds of asylum seekers come to Canada every year to escape domestic violence. Halyna Holovata of Toronto was one of them.
CBC Investigates

Canada's acceptance rate of asylum seekers is the highest in 27 years — here's why

Canada is accepting a higher proportion of asylum seekers than it has at any time in almost three decades, a CBC News investigation has found.

Struggling with the cost of rent? It's not just Vancouver

Vancouver's rental housing crisis has been well-documented, but the latest census figures reveal there are dozens of B.C. cities where higher proportions of tenants live in unaffordable housing.