Friday, June 19, 2009

Kill City?

The following link was posted to rec.arts.mystery newsgroup by Ian.
It's a graphic map of the homicides committed in New York City between 2003 - 2009. They number 3,402; an average of 540 a year.

For someone like me who comes from a small place with a population of about 70,000 which has a homicide rate you could count on the fingers of one hand each year, this is just mind-boggling.

You can mouse-over the map and read the statistics of each homicide. The age and ethnicity of the victim and perpetrator, the motive and the weapon used.


Kerrie said...

That is staggering Sunnie
I don't think any Australian city could rival that.
BTW You need to correct the link- the URL has here: included
Link should be

Sunnie Gill said...

Yeah, it does put the safety of our own cities into perspective doesn't it. Thanks for letting me know about the link.

Dorte H said...

One almost thinks it doesn´t happen in real life. One of my husband´s fellow students was actually killed some twenty years ago, however - in boring, little Denmark.
And later I heard some law students discussing the case. Please let me have a good, fictional murder instead!