Friday, July 24, 2015

Timelapse of New York City Crime

Timelapse of Crime in NY is an animated choropleth map of 15 years of crime in each of New York City's precincts. Press the play button and the map updates to show the number of reported crimes in each precinct for each year since 2000.

The use of an animated timeline choropleth map is pretty effective in visualizing the overall drop of reported crime throughout the city in the last 15 years. I also like the transition fading between the two separate colors when a precinct polygon updates.

If you select a precinct on the map you can view a bar chart of reported crime in the precinct for the last 15 years.

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