MurderMap is a manually curated map of homicides in London, based on records from the Central Criminal Court, aka the Old Bailey. The map’s creators are building an online database that “will contain details of every murder and manslaughter committed in London from the crimes of Jack the Ripper to the present day.”
While the map itself is relatively simple – different coloured pins on top of a Google Map – the value of the project is that the location and details of each crime have been individually researched. Attached to each pin is a link to the case notes.
Some striking spatial patterns appear, such as the almost entirely empty spaces around Richmond and Kingston.
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