Buying insurance for property loss from hurricanes has become increasingly difficult since Hurricane Katrina caused record property loss damage. Many companies have refused to renew policies or write new ones. The data set provided contains the total number of hurricanes by every full decade from 1851 to 2000 (from the National Hurricane Center). Some scientists claim that there has been an increase in the number of hurricanes in recent years.
a) Create a histogram of these data.
b) Describe the distribution.
c) Create a time series plot of these data.
d) Discuss the time series plot. Does this graph support the claim of these scientists, at least up to the year 2000?