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Murder Map Mashup: New York, Boston, Baltimore, and New Orleans have all mapped Google to murder.
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Related, Maryland and DC murders.
posted by peeedro at 7:04 AM on February 13, 2007


The Toronto Star newspaper has also done these for murders in 2005 and 2006 although the link seems to be broken now. I always find these interesting for some reason.
posted by jamesonandwater at 7:15 AM on February 13, 2007


Looking at the NYC map, I wish it had murders per capita for each borough. I think Brooklyn's population is about twice that of the Bronx, which would put the Bronx ahead in murder-per-capita.

Not that we need to lead in that category.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 7:16 AM on February 13, 2007


I get my daily bad news fix from the Boston PD's blog.
posted by mkb at 7:23 AM on February 13, 2007


this thread is useless without Philly
posted by edverb at 7:26 AM on February 13, 2007


We would rather be known for other things.
posted by winks007 at 7:41 AM on February 13, 2007


Well, in good news, murder is down in the 9th Ward.

Oh, wait. I'm remembering something ....
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:02 AM on February 13, 2007


On arrival, officers spoke to several witnesses who stated that they saw 4 women attack the victim, who was by herself. Moreover, the witnesses further stated that they observed one of the suspects, a 10 year-old female from Jamaica Plain, kicking the victim. Officers spoke to the suspects who stated the fight was started when the victim bumped into one of the suspects and then, according to them, refused to apologize.

Sigh.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:08 AM on February 13, 2007


I can see my house from here!
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:26 AM on February 13, 2007


Wow, that's really depressing. I guess they can't do Oakland because you wouldn't be able to see enough of the city map beneath the pistols.

KevinSomsvold, I saw that news bit, crazy. But the lady should have apologized for bumping into her, regardless of her age, its just rude to not have any manners whatsoever, not that the ten year old was right in attacking her but still. I bet the victim says Excuse Me the next time something like that happens.
posted by fenriq at 8:50 AM on February 13, 2007


Shoot, sorry about misspelling your name, Kevin.
posted by fenriq at 8:57 AM on February 13, 2007


In NY it's even broken up by burroughs, which is interesting. From the looks of the map, Zero murders in my Brooklyn neighborhood (Greenpoint) but WOW!! a shit load in two neighborhoods Bushwick and Bedsty.
posted by tiger yang at 9:05 AM on February 13, 2007


mkb: I get my daily bad news fix from the Boston PD's blog.

Oh, Lord, mkb. Bless you for that. This entry just made my day so much better:

Not So Bright Whiz Kid
About 8:10pm, on Monday, February 12, 2007, officers from District D-4 observed an individual walking towards the D-4 police station. Officers further observed this individual pointing his finger toward the station. Officers looked in the direction pointed by the passerby and observed suspect, James McDermott, proceed to drop his pants and urinate on the front of the police station. James M. McDermott, 45, of South Boston was then arrested and charged with Indecent Exposure.

posted by mmahaffie at 9:29 AM on February 13, 2007


I like how the internet makes real life more and more like SimCity4! Oh wait, no, I don't like that.

And I do not like that my first impulse it to put another one of the big PDs in Roxbury and slide the funding up over 100% for a few months. In the real world, that is not how to address the issue of murder. I guess it is good that we do not train mayors using computer games.
posted by damehex at 9:33 AM on February 13, 2007


fenriq: sfgate create an oakland murder map for the last five years (individually and cumulative). It also shows the murders in relation to liquor stores. (Not the best map- you can't zoom in.)
posted by oneirodynia at 9:37 AM on February 13, 2007


Well, in good news, murder is down in the 9th Ward.

Oh, wait. I'm remembering something ....


On the bright side, it looks like we've found a sure-fire way to bring murder rates down to zero. It's simple -- just remove all the people & habitable structures, and voila!
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:43 AM on February 13, 2007


this thread is useless without Philly

Philly
posted by The Straightener at 11:13 AM on February 13, 2007


Looks like I live on the wrong side of town....
posted by MDA38 at 11:47 AM on February 13, 2007


Interesting how the Boston map uses guns as the location markers...it seems more ominous than the ubiquitous Google Maps cheery red ballons.

On the other hand, it could add a layer of information. Use a different icon to indicate the type of crime. Guns for shootings, ropes for strangulations, lead pipes, etc.
posted by atlatl at 12:13 PM on February 13, 2007


Manhattan (even upper) is way safer than the outer boroughs. It's dangerous to be poor.

And hey, a murder in New Orleans right near where I used to live, at the corner of Carrollton and Claiborne. Ah, memories.
posted by scratch at 1:48 PM on February 13, 2007


The guy who created the New Orleans crime watch website is the best classical DJ in New Orleans. The stream ain't that great, but you can listen to him Sundays, 8 to midnight CST here.
posted by suckerpunch at 3:02 PM on February 13, 2007


Manhattan (even upper) is way safer than the outer boroughs.

Per capita, Manhattan is actually in the middle. Broken into eight regions, I think upper Manhattan is surpassed by only north Brooklyn and the Bronx.
posted by eddydamascene at 3:13 PM on February 13, 2007


I just googled to see if my city had anything at all comparable, and was amazed to find it does! The C-J did something useful and interesting!

Film at 11
posted by dilettante at 6:32 PM on February 13, 2007


Chicago.
posted by Urban Hermit at 7:56 PM on February 13, 2007


Chicago link originally on Mefi here.
posted by Urban Hermit at 8:00 PM on February 13, 2007


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