Murther Most Foul Mapped
October 14, 2010 10:12 AM   Subscribe

The London Murder Map. A project-in-progress to map the variety (by gun, by knife, by bomb, by blunt object) of homicides that committed in London from the 19th century to now. Populated so far with only the last few years, Murder Map will eventually incorporate data from the oft-linked The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913. impressions so far? "Richmond, The City and Hampstead stand out as murderless pockets in an otherwise homogeneously dense circle of homicide."* (Somewhat Previously)
posted by grabbingsand (16 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, this is fascinating. London, history, and criminology. Flagged as fantastic.
posted by pointystick at 10:22 AM on October 14, 2010


I'm glad to see this. My own city is haunted for me by the crimes I know were committed in various places. I'd love to see this here.
posted by bearwife at 10:26 AM on October 14, 2010


So you're saying I would actually be safer hanging around on my own in the London parks?
posted by biffa at 10:27 AM on October 14, 2010


[unchecks everything except ligature and poison in the East End]

Aw, not much going on. :(

[zooms out a few steps]

Whoah... LOLoldworldvillainy
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:36 AM on October 14, 2010


>>> I'd love to see this here.

Seattle, is it? Here a similar source of information. And a rough map from 2008.
posted by grabbingsand at 10:42 AM on October 14, 2010


To an USAian, those point markers look a lot like M&M candies.
posted by bendybendy at 10:49 AM on October 14, 2010


"Richmond, The City and Hampstead stand out as murderless pockets in an otherwise homogeneously dense circle of homicide."

Flagged as 'things muttered by Iain Sinclair in his sleep'.
posted by permafrost at 11:25 AM on October 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, Finsbury Park is a bit stabby!
posted by generichuman at 11:28 AM on October 14, 2010


LA Times does this, too (the map)
posted by milkrate at 11:52 AM on October 14, 2010


Wow, I thought my neighbourhood was more murdery. And I'm pretty much an optimist.
posted by Lleyam at 1:33 PM on October 14, 2010


There appears to be one fairly glaring omission.
posted by metaxa at 1:41 PM on October 14, 2010


I have now spent far more time reading about obscure murder cases than I expected to today. Seriously, though, this is fascinating.
posted by OolooKitty at 2:36 PM on October 14, 2010


Interesting, but it's a shame it's only got two years' data on it, plus a handful of (in)famous cases. It's going to get pretty damn crowded as they add more years.
posted by ComfySofa at 3:19 PM on October 14, 2010


Might be worth noting that the City has it's own police force so it's possible the data for that area is actually missing from the map.
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 3:26 PM on October 14, 2010


Seattle, is it? Here a similar source of information. And a rough map from 2008.

Sir grabbingsand, you are a prince among men. Many thanks.
posted by bearwife at 3:50 PM on October 14, 2010


The LA Times murder map is how I found out some old dude directly across the street from me killed his wife and then himself a month ago! I'm not sure if I would have preferred not knowing that.
posted by Justinian at 8:07 PM on October 15, 2010


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