Sunday, March 05, 2006

Providence homicide map

The Providence Journal has released a map (warning: PDF file) of the 22 murders that took place in Providence in 2005. It may be compared with a map of Providence's neighborhoods found here. Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman is apparently at wits end with the uptick in murders, and he's becoming anxious for solutions.

I was not surprised to see that most of these murders occurred west of Route 95, but I was surprised to see how many of these murders too place in Smith Hill and Wanskuck, and how few of them took place in Olneyville.

Next weekend, I promise - more pictures of Rhode Island and less focus on crime and urban blight in Providence. Really!

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