18 August 2011

Mapping the London Riots and rioters

Much of the recent rioting in London appears to have occurred in large cluster with a couple of outlying occurrences, not a terribly spatially complex problem.  While I am sure the police needed maps of these, it didn't seem like it would make a compelling interactive map.  But someone at The Guardian added in points for the home addresses of "suspects" in the riots.  And then they overlaid all of that on a layer they called Indices of Multiple deprivation.  That turns out to be compelling.  And if you zoom out you can compare the pattern in London with the patterns in other areas like Liverpool or Manchester.

(H/T Amann) 

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