Monday, November 19, 2018

Mapping Every Homicide in Toronto

The Toronto Star has released an interactive map which shows the location of every homicide in the city for the last 15 years. The map uses data from the newspaper's own library database crosschecked with the police's homicide data.

Homicides on the Every Toronto homicide in the past 15 years interactive map are shown using color-coded map markers. The homicides shown on the map can be filtered by date range and by type of homicide. If you select a homicide on the map you can view the name of the victim, the date of the homicide and the method. For homicides committed this year the map also includes details on the status of the case and, where available, the name of the perpetrator and the result of charges.

CBC Toronto has used data from Toronto police to map where bikes were stolen in Toronto from 2014 to 2016. The Toronto Bike Theft Map reveals that downtown Toronto experiences the most bike thefts but other neighborhoods, such as Willowdale West and Lansing-Westgate have also seen a rise in bikes being stolen since 2014.

The map includes a number of options which allow you to filter the map by year, type of bike and the type of location where they were stolen from (e.g. apartment, outside, house). When you select a type of bike or type of location the map automatically updates to only show the bike thefts which match your selected type. The actual number of bike thefts matching your type is also displayed.

The accompanying article explores the data and reports on the neighborhoods which have seen the most bike theft crime and the types of location which are seeing a rise in bike crime. It also includes some handy tips about how you can secure your bike and help protect it from being stolen.

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