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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

San Francisco Crime Mapped as Elevation: A Mountain of Prostitution

Posted By on Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 11:20 AM

click to enlarge Mountains of drugs. No, really. - DOUG MCCUNE
  • Doug McCune
  • Mountains of drugs. No, really.
Local creative dude Doug McCune has committed a crime against topography -- literally. The author of Adobe Flex 3.0 For Dummies has interpolated last year's city crime statistics, by category, with a map of San Francisco. The effect is both fascinating and educational: In short, if a spot on McCune's crime-topographic map would be hard to bike, it'd be easy to fall victim there. Take a gander:

click to enlarge DOUG MCCUNE
  • Doug McCune
Prostitution doesn't so much have mountains but monoliths.

click to enlarge DOUG MCCUNE
  • Doug McCune
Narcotics crime -- or Rio de Janeiro?

You can visit McCune's website to see how larceny, assault, vandalism, warrants, vehicle theft, and robbery map out. And you thought San Francisco was hilly in the real world. 

H/T   |   Flowing Data, Gawker

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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