Murder By Numbers
- 21 May 2012 by laila 6 Comments
Infographic Takes On Crime
This infographic was compiled using population statistics data from the New York Times Almanac and records the population of cities to their ratio of violent crime. It may change your mind of where the most dangerous cities in the US currently are. For example, Hot Springs, Arizona is the most dangerous city in according to this infographic … who knew?
Then again, who knew that you could be shot dead walking home in a gated community by neighbourhood watch. Sigh.
The below infographic Homicide in America further breaks down murder statistics for the year 2009 from Total Criminal Defence. According to the statistics presented here, most murders are perpetrated by someone known to the victim, including family members. These are not the people that a gated community would keep away from you.
LiveScience presents an infographic exploring the Stand Your Ground law which protects George Zimmerman from being prosecuted for killing the Florida teenager in the neighbourhood where they both lived.
Think Progress also has an interesting infographic on the prevalance of coverage from the major news outlets showing the political differences in ownership and viewership. Also, along the same theme, The Pew Insititute gathered statistics on the Trayvon Martin murder news coverage.
We can all expect to see much more statistical visual representations of the case as it unfolds in the media.