Last summer the Atlantic Wire developed two animated maps depicting murder and non-negligent homicide across the U.S. by state for the last 50 years. The data was gleaned from the FBI, and shows the highest rate in black, and the lowest in white. The first map shows the changing rates by state, the second by state population.
New York City’s crime rate continues its epic decline. The latest good news for the city is another murder-free week, the third in a year.