Friday, September 04, 2009

Pittsburgh Crime Map

Allegheny County Homicides in 2009

Pittsburgh Post Gazette reporters Jerome L. Sherman and Laura Malt Schneiderman have created an interesting Google Maps mashup of homicides in Allegheny County. The data for the map comes from Allegheny County medical examiner's office, and the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County police departments.

It is possible to refine the results shown on the map by cause, race or gender. According to the map the majority of homicide victims in Allegheny County this year have been African-American men and the cause in the large majority of cases is from shootings.

The individual map markers on the map contain information about the victim and a link to the relevant report from the paper.

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