Sunday, June 21, 2009

Murder and the City

The New York Times has another interactive map that presents an absurd amount of information, so I am duty-bound to post it here:

homicide map of new york city

It's a grim inventory: every murder in New York City since 2003. This image shows the race of the victim; they also show age, sex, and weapon used, among other statistics. Every dot is a life snuffed out, and you can click on them for details.

Fun fact: murder rates in the Middle Ages were much higher than they are today. By like orders of magnitude. This is from a paper by Manuel Eisner:



So, you know... none of that claptrap about "the good ol' days"...

62 comments:

Richard said...

True. Though I wonder what the death rate by all violent acts is (this century had some massive state-sanctioned killings (WWII, Holocuast, etc.), though life was probably still much more dangerous in the Middle Ages.

Chachy said...

I can't find a link, so take this for what it's worth, but I've read before that studies of present-day "pre-historical" tribes tend to showmuch, much higher rates of death from war than modern contemporary societies; and that the trend of deaths from war has generally been downward over time, and that it was unprecedently low during the 20th century - less than 1% of all deaths attributable to war. There were certainly a lot more spectacularly ghastly mass casualty wartime fatalities in the 20th Century, but there were also long periods of peace that were more or less unprecedented in world history. And of course there were just a lot more people in general.
Again, this observation falls in the "something I read once somewhere" category, so it's probably not worth going around quoting me here or anything, but it at least sounds plausible that it's true.

Anonymous said...

数据采集

Anonymous said...

I don’t know If I said it already, but this so good stuff keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part Astaga com lifestyle on the net just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks.

Best regards
Blogospheree News berita Di Blogospheree

tn requin said...

sleeping bag
tablecloth
travel luggage
car gps
car parts
GPS navigation
portable GPS
lcd tv
flat tv
digital picture frames
unlocked cell phones
wedding dresses
wedding jewelry
chaussures mode
chaussures Femmes
women's shoes
round tablecloth
discount handbags
chaussures sport
chaussures pas cher
fashion bedding
id lanyard
lanyard
creative gadgets
gift ideas
kids wall stickers
wall stickers
bath curtains
kitchen faucet
bathroom faucet

Cialis Online said...

I wonder what the blue dots mean, what does the 61% represents in that map? maybe this information could be vital for the project and the speech I have to present in the university.

dfadf said...

Microsoft Office
Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2010
Office 2010 key
Office 2010 download
Office 2010 Professional
Microsoft outlook
Outlook 2010
Windows 7
Microsoft outlook 2010

tempat terindah said...

indonewz fashionable tempat

Height Increasing Tips - Get Your Optimum Results said...

great article..

How To Get A Taller - Get You Optimum Results in Weeks
Exercises To Get Taller – Grow Taller Fast
Natural Ways To Get Taller - 100% Naturally
How To Look Tall - Tips On How You Can look Tall 2-3 inches Now!

Penis Enlargement Pills said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I think I will leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.
http://www.factspenisenlargement.com

Konsultan Marketing-Konsultan Perusahaan said...

thanks for sharing


Parcel natal
Rumah Sakit Mitra Kemayorans
belajar internet marketing
how to prevent premature ejaculation

album foto said...

I think people fear idea management and innovation because there's a significant number of ideas that simply won't plan out.......Nice statement.....keep posting

asuransi pendidikan said...

this day I've been searching for information on various issues, this I found very good and I would like to congratulate you for your work.

design interior jakarta said...

I think that this post is one of the best that i have read in my life, congrats you did a great job,.

perusahaan security said...

the difference between the content spammers and most corporate innovators is that the smaller

jual wine said...

I'm writing to you because I just came across a business that I think has great potential. It lets you save money on almost everything. Make money from almost everything,

coklat valentine said...

If growth is important to a firm, and if growth is dependent on offering existing products and services to new customers

belajar internet marketing said...

innovation is very natural and happens in the "real world" as new plants and animals colonize new ecological niches.

konsultan perusahaan said...

I wonder how you got so good. This is really a fascinating blog, lots of stuff that I can get into. One thing I just want to say is that your Blog is so perfect

kuliner bandung said...

We generally think most specifically about the risk associated with a new product introduction

how to stay erect said...

I would be aware that as somebody who really doesn’t comment to blogs a lot (in actual fact, this may be my first put up), I don’t think the time period “lurker” is very flattering to a non-posting reader.

price per head service said...

Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your post; this posting has evoked the most response.

Millicent said...

It won't truly have effect, I suppose so.

submit press release to google news said...

Hi………….. This is a great site.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this great article! I am always searching for informative information like this! pembesar payudara

baju wanita said...

So great your article is! It hard to say how much I have learnt from your article, such as your idea of life and love. I will recommend it to anyone.

Anonymous said...

Nice post dude ,... keep the good work going by continue blogging new and entertaining posts. visit here

pelangsing badan said...

This website has very good content. so I am sure this website will form the well-known in the future.

mas jangkrik said...

jual bedcover murah It's always nice when you can not only be informed,
but also entertained! I'm sure you had fun writing this article.

wisata pulau tidung said...

I like it very much. Have very interesting content to read out. Thanks dudeng

tour ke israel said...

Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful!

tour ke israel said...

Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! I've been looking for books of this nature for a way too long. I'm just glad that I found yours. Looking forward for your next post. Thanks dude

mutiara air tawar said...

this info is very good for me.
This site is awesome. My spouse and i constantly come across a new challenge & diverse in this article.

mas jangkrik said...

This is a smart blog. I mean it. You have so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion visit here

Anonymous said...

I will be back soon on your site again so please continue sharing your great post click here

Anonymous said...

These information helps me consider some useful things, keep up the good work. melancarkan menstruasi

Glutera Asli said...

I am delighted that I came upon this blog, I could not discover any information on this topic prior to visiting your post.

sepatu crocs online said...


This website has very good content.
so I am sure this website will form the well-known in th e future.

welivebetter.com said...

You are so brilliant, very well explained, especially like me who gets confused of all those shades of colors. Lately I'm loving all grays and beiges colors, this is very helpful for my home improvements projects and update my fashion wardrobe too.
Thanks a lot and more power!!!

distributor baju anak said...

I am very happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that's at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best posting.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! jasa umroh murah Thanks dude

Jual Marmer said...

This is a great post, it was very informative. I look forward in reading more of your work. Also, I made sure to bookmark your website so I can come back later. I enjoyed every moment of reading it. Wisata Pulau Tidung | Pulau Tidung | Wisata Pulau Tidung

Aquarium Air Laut said...

It is extremely helpful for me.Amazing post and everyone has submit their mature views regarding this,I very interested in the article,people pay more attention to high quality life style. Bola Tangkas Bola Tangkas Bisnis Oriflame Online Cara Memperbesar Payudara


Lake Toba Danau Toba Obat Kanker Jasa Pembuatan Website Jasa Pembuatan Website


Agen Bola Pengobatan Alternatif Xamthone Jual Genset Poker Chips


Cara Membuat Website Bola Rental Mobil di Medan Berita Artis Terkini


Brisbane Indonesian Groceries Cara Meninggikan Badan Berita Hari Ini Bisnis Mahasiswa Resep Masakan

mas jangkrik said...

I always find such amazing posts on this website and today's post was really amazing. Thanks dude jual oleh-oleh haji

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this great article! I am always searching for informative information like this! jual dompet kulit

mas jangkrik said...

Wow...there are more valuable information in this site. we can learn more from this site. jasa pembuatan toko online

pulau tidung said...

This post is pretty interesting. Inspiring, as well. Keep post n wait for other articles : )

mas jangkrik said...

Oh! So nice. You did really so wonderful job. You have posted very informative thing. glutera original

Pemutih Gigi said...

Oh! Amazing and really rich content and very useful information.

mas jangkrik said...

I think, this blog was really an awesome site which I had never found it anywhere. keep post mate ! sewa mobil solo

mas jangkrik said...

Nice post, I am very happy to be here because this is a very good site that provides lots of information. visit here

mas jangkrik said...

Hi dude, I am really enjoying reading your well written articles. Please post for other article bar patio furniture

mas jangkrik said...

Your ideas was a blessing. I was looking for this kind of article for my paper and I got here. Truly educational. jual sepatu crocs

Anonymous proxy said...

Thank you for your information. I love to read it much. Best baby video monitor reviews here | Motorola video baby monitor Here | Summer Infant Video Baby Monitor here | Samsung Video Baby Monitor here | Free proxy server website | Colintan | buingocbinh | Jobs for 15 year olds Website | Jobs for 16 year olds Website

Anonymous proxy said...

I enjoy you because of every one of your effort on this site. My mum enjoys setting aside time for internet research and its easy to understand why. facebook development facebook developer | android application developer android developer | Youtube repeat youtube loop | Love quotation love quotes | Life quotation life quotes | Horoscope Horoscope

professional logo design said...

Absolutely identify with you, about the other day consisting about the same in my this website check this supernatural season 6 dean's jacket
professional logo design

mas jangkrik said...

I am very happy to read this. This blog was really an awesome site which I had never found it anywhere, keep post baju anak

paket umroh murah said...

Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! I'm just glad that I found yours. Thanks dude

google adwords agency said...

I am often to blogging and i really respect your content. The article has really peaks my interest. Thank you

hadirlah.com said...

Thank you for your very nice article, do not forget to read my articles also kata kata bijak, kata kata cinta, kata kata romantis, kata kata motivasi and many other interesting articles on my blog that.

Anonymous said...

can i share a comment here, thanks reverse phone lookup

Anonymous said...

can i share a comment here, thanks reverse phone lookup