Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The American Murder Rate Map

A new interactive map allows you to explore trends in violent crimes in America's biggest cities. The map, created by a team of social scientists at New York University, allows you to view the murder rates in cities across the USA.

At launch American Violence consists of an interactive map visualizing the murder rates in 84 of the largest U.S. cities. Going forward the map will also show neighborhood-level figures on violent crime in the largest U.S. cities (with available data). The murder rates shown on the map will be updated monthly to provide up-to-date information on violent crime. The data is from the F.B.I.'s Uniform Crime Reports, city police departments and other vetted sources.

The initial map view uses scaled map markers to show the last year's murder rate in each of the featured cities. A drop-down menu at the top of the map allows you to view the murder rates for longer periods or to view the murder rate for the last month. Another drop-down menu also allows you to view trends in city murder rates, visualizing which cities have falling or rising rates of homicide.

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