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Teen Murder Map of London

In the UK Crime Maps have suddenly become a hot political issue. Another young boy was killed in London yesterday, which brings the total to thirteen teenagers killed in London so far this year. No doubt this will reignite the call for accurate crime maps.

I produced a London Crime Map (figures for March 2008) from the Metropolitan Police's statistics. The problem with the Met's statistics is that they don't give locations beyond the borough of where the crime took place.

However, because of the amount of publicity over teen murders in London, it was fairly easy to get the location of all teen murders from the press coverage and produce a Google My Map of the murders.

Teen Murder Map of London 2008:

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One conclusion from this map is that you shouldn't move to Edmonton in north London.

You can join in the debate on crime maps in London at the Free Our Data blog