Homicide Watch

Explore the distribution and dynamics of global homicides

Fascinating data visualization of global homicide rates. Sad fact -- 18 out of the top 20 cities with the highest murder rate are in South America, the other two cities are St. Louis and Cape Town, South Africa. "The Homicide Monitor is the most comprehensive publicly available dataset on murder in the world. It is a data-driven data visualization tool designed to show the distribution, dimensions and dynamics of homicidal violence in an interactive and accessible manner. Since homicidal violence is concentrated in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Monitor includes additional information at the national, state and city scale."
Spinning this thing around is really fun. Wish there was a real-time count!