Data Visualization Homicide Monitor

Published on May 27th, 2015 | by Joshua New


Mapping Murder

The Ingarapé Institute, a Brazilian think tank studying security and development issues, has published the Homicide Monitor, an interactive map that visualizes changing murder rates in countries around the world using publicly available homicide data dating back to 2000. The Homicide Monitor breaks down country-level data by victim gender, the weapon used, and the evolution of the homicide rate, and make each country’s data available for download. The Ingarapé Institute created the Homicide Monitor to educate policymakers and journalists on how deadly violence is distributed around the globe, as people in certain countries and population groups face significantly higher risks of violent death than others, to help design more effective violence reduction policies.

Take a look.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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