Monday, August 24, 2009

GIS images for residential burglaries

This post updates my first post regarding the increase in residential crime in the city. This is the first in a series of posts looking at different types of crime over the last five and a half years.

Cassie created some awesome GIS maps that really illustrate how various parts of the city have seen an explosion in residential burglaries. Click on the slide show to go see the entire album in Picasa in very high quality.


  1. Hey Bking, thanks for posting these maps. They're great!

    One question, how do these numbers compare to in-town population growth during this period? Is crime out-pacing growth or is the % of these crimes to the population flat or down? Thanks.

  2. Ben, your numbers got a good re-play on Atlanta Unfiltered. Nice!

  3. I would love to look at how these numbers compare to population or income growth. That is another set of data to compile, however, so I'm not going to make any promises.

    I would be very surprised, however, if you could get a statistically significant correlation between the two data points - there are too many other variables and probably just plain old statistical noise that goes into the crime data. It would still be interesting to look at, though.


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