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(Baltimore Sun)   Old and busted: Google Maps. New hotness: Google maps that show you where and how all the homicides took place this year   ( essentials.baltimoresun.com) divider line
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2008-02-04 12:19:31 PM  
That doesn't show crap about Baltimore's new biting sexual homeless serial killer.

And were are the 22 bodies in the vacants?
 
2008-02-04 12:24:15 PM  
Wow. Interesting in a morbid fashion, I guess... Have they done one for Bangor?
 
2008-02-04 12:27:08 PM  
It only shows the ones they've found so far! HA!
 
2008-02-04 12:27:38 PM  
Now can you have this information dictate your safest route?
 
2008-02-04 12:33:49 PM  
Awesome. 2007 had 2 stabbings and 2 shootings within 6 blocks of my apartment.
 
2008-02-04 12:35:32 PM  
All but one were black males, and the remaining one was a female. They don't mention the race of the female. I'm curious as to why that is.
 
2008-02-04 12:41:33 PM  
Baltimore only?
 
2008-02-04 12:53:14 PM  
A lot of those weren't actually homicides. They're homeless deaths made to look like murders by McNulty.
 
2008-02-04 12:57:57 PM  
I don't know why, but I laughed my ass off when I saw the Asphxiation balloons.
 
2008-02-04 12:58:20 PM  
It's crazy that all of the homicides happened in Baltimore. Must not be very safe.
 
2008-02-04 12:58:29 PM  
See you at Otakon!

/or not...
 
2008-02-04 12:59:15 PM  
Confabulat: That doesn't show crap about Baltimore's new biting sexual homeless serial killer

WUT?

I live in Baltimore and I have not heard about this yet.
 
2008-02-04 12:59:23 PM  
Dancin_In_Anson: Baltimore only?

If you click the "credits" link at the bottome of the page, it says the Sun folks made this particular map for Baltimore.

/interested to see Detroit
 
2008-02-04 01:00:02 PM  
Google Maps mashups aren't exactly new hotness.
 
2008-02-04 01:00:06 PM  
Not Detroit? Pfft. C'mon.. show me a map of Detroit with all the killings.
 
2008-02-04 01:01:06 PM  
Its a shame police depts cant be forced to do this for all crimes - I mean really, its not that hard to code (I've done GMaps mashups myself), the hardest part is getting access to the data, go figure.

While they're at it, I'd like it as an RSS feed for events within 2 miles of my house, as well as 1 mile of my work.

/Transparent govt FTW
 
2008-02-04 01:01:52 PM  
A google maps camera car went past my house yesterday when I was watering my lawn. How long do they take to update? I want to see if im on there.
 
2008-02-04 01:01:59 PM  
I am from Baltimore and I heard on the news a few days ago that the 14 homicides in the month of January was down about 50% from last year. So we got that going for us.
 
2008-02-04 01:02:05 PM  
Yup, mine's there.

/got all stabby once.
 
2008-02-04 01:02:20 PM  
I would like to see them do that for Philly.. probably overload the internets.
 
2008-02-04 01:02:31 PM  
quovadimus.blogspot.com
/They'll never stop him
 
2008-02-04 01:02:37 PM  
How can I do this for where I live?
 
2008-02-04 01:04:05 PM  
Jesus Christ, almost all of those murders are attributable to attractive and successful african-americans

I'd be really interested in seeing a household income overlay, as the race filters can be misleading; I believe poverty is a big factor when it comes to violence.

inb4 THAT'S RACIST!!!
 
2008-02-04 01:04:19 PM  
They were going to do one for Detroit, but the sheer quanity of pins would shut down all of the teh internets.
 
2008-02-04 01:04:29 PM  
I live in this area, Northeast. We've had a few shootings but they are drug assasinations mostly.

i12.photobucket.com
 
2008-02-04 01:04:37 PM  
This tool combined with the criminal history database on the court's site are pretty instructive on the nature of violence in baltimore.
 
2008-02-04 01:04:51 PM  
all black.. every last one of them.
 
2008-02-04 01:05:05 PM  
Talon

Psst... The Wire. It's a reference.

/best show on TV
//Yeah, better than Lost
///Marlo is going DOWN!
 
2008-02-04 01:05:42 PM  
No asphyxiation deaths this year? weak.

/btw, Baltimore Sun misspelled asphyxiation.
 
2008-02-04 01:05:42 PM  
This is really just viral marketing for The Wire
 
2008-02-04 01:05:44 PM  
www.jim.aquino.com

Best damn show on television? Until season 5, anyway.

/btw... Does anyone else find it faintly disturbing that the map markers look like little party balloons? Like someone marking their mailbox when they're having a birthday party?
 
2008-02-04 01:05:54 PM  
Looks like Baltimore is by and large a shooty sort of place.
 
2008-02-04 01:06:09 PM  
Whooo. go baltimore. Way to make the news AGAIN for homicides.
 
2008-02-04 01:06:32 PM  
Houston has it beat. I track my neighborhood Link (new window)
 
2008-02-04 01:07:31 PM  
Wichita, KS has been doing this for a while now. Click to see just how safe Wichita really is, with their daily crime map by Google (pops)

/amateurs
 
2008-02-04 01:08:04 PM  
By June that map will look like a bowl of jelly beans.
 
2008-02-04 01:08:25 PM  
My god... the killer(s) are trying to make a pattern!!!! It's supposed to look like a water slide.
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
 
2008-02-04 01:09:10 PM  
Shakespeare's Monkey: Yup, mine's there.

/got all stabby once.


Ha ha.


You got caught.
 
2008-02-04 01:09:10 PM  
/compared White murder victims to Black murder victims in 2007
//not surprised
 
2008-02-04 01:09:17 PM  
Why is there a flag for "Asphxiation" (nice spelling Baltimore Sun) if there weren't actually any homicides caused by asphyxiation? Did I miss something? I mean, if they're going to throw in random flag colors hoping that a particular type of homicide occurs, why not go all out? How about a "Raped to death by a zoo elephant high on PCP" purple flag? That's something I'd like to see.
 
2008-02-04 01:09:41 PM  
TravelingFreakshow: If you click the "credits" link at the bottome of the page, it says the Sun folks made this particular map for Baltimore.

Thanks! I'll figure it out.
 
2008-02-04 01:09:59 PM  
Smellvin: My god... the killer(s) are trying to make a pattern!!!! It's supposed to look like a water slide.
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!


*snickers*
 
2008-02-04 01:10:19 PM  
Only for Baltimore? Let me know when it's useful for the rest of us.
 
2008-02-04 01:10:19 PM  
Philliam.H.Muffman: Why is there a flag for "Asphxiation" (nice spelling Baltimore Sun) if there weren't actually any homicides caused by asphyxiation? Did I miss something? I mean, if they're going to throw in random flag colors hoping that a particular type of homicide occurs, why not go all out? How about a "Raped to death by a zoo elephant high on PCP" purple flag? That's something I'd like to see.

You have to look at the previous years. 2008 is still young.
 
2008-02-04 01:10:55 PM  
Click 'All of 2007' then 'White' and 'Shooting'.
Follow with 'All of 2007' then 'Black' and 'Shooting'

Forward results to local chapter of NAACP and ask what they are doing about it, besides complaining about people saying 'n-g-r'.
 
2008-02-04 01:11:05 PM  
nuke like in the movie
/wind should blow west/southwest
 
2008-02-04 01:11:34 PM  
http://gothamist.com/ - doing it for many years now. Plan your trips to the big apple with this site, including best places to get mugged.


That is all.
 
2008-02-04 01:12:21 PM  
Guns don't kill people. Baltimore kills people.
 
2008-02-04 01:12:27 PM  
Philliam.H.Muffman: Why is there a flag for "Asphxiation" (nice spelling Baltimore Sun) if there weren't actually any homicides caused by asphyxiation? Did I miss something? I mean, if they're going to throw in random flag colors hoping that a particular type of homicide occurs, why not go all out? How about a "Raped to death by a zoo elephant high on PCP" purple flag? That's something I'd like to see.

Dude, if you want something in this life, you've got to go out and make it happen!
 
2008-02-04 01:14:25 PM  
insano

You have to look at the previous years. 2008 is still young.

So you're saying that there were homicides in 2007 caused by elephants high on PCP raping people to death? Now I'm upset that I canceled that trip to Baltimore last year.
 
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