Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Changes in Crime Patterns, Post-K

I took the map on this page and turned it into an overlay for Google Earth.

I compared the dots on the overlay with the crime mapping I've done to date and here are my conclusions:

The Following areas are more crime ridden over the past few months than in 2003:
* The French Quarter
* Central City (and it wasn't a exactly safe then!!!)

Decrease in Crime:
* Lower 9th Ward
* St. Bernard Housing Project Area
* Lafitte Housing Project area

Everywhere else had about the same crime.

I know there are some major flaws in this analysis (like charting only 2003 murders vs. all violent crimes in 2006/7), but I think it has some validity.

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