Friday, May 03, 2013
Metro Birmingham's Murder Map
Here's a screen-cap from Google Earth showing what a creative local news reporter defined as the "Murder Map" for metro Birmingham. Heh heh, who knew there was such a thing? I would have expected more "bodies" as Birmingham is currently ranked as the 5th most dangerous city in America. I think that statistic is based on per-capita murders and we're currently at 22 homicides, so where are all the bodies?
Normally by this time of the year, this map would have been littered with little stick men, mostly north and west of town. I live south of town, where there were only 2-3 slayings and if I remember correctly, they were the weird kind, like where a body of a local pizzeria owner was found and nobody knows what happened.