Cheery Map Shows Where and How Londoners Are Being Murdered

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Some light lunchtime browsing for you now. A chap called Peter Stubley has created an interactive map that shows where and how people have been murdered in the capital since 2008. It uses data from the Metropolitan Police and the Crown Prosecution Service, as well as media reports and court records, and it's all a bit grim.

Unsurprisingly, knife crime is responsible for ending the most lives, though gun-related fatalities are perhaps a little more widespread than you may have thought. There have been a handful of poisonings too, and a significant number of deaths on the road.

"I started the website while working as a court reporter at the Old Bailey," said Stubley. "It wasn’t a particularly new idea but nobody had done it for London and I always thought that murder cases could tell us a lot about the state of society at that particular moment, whether it is teenage knife crime, homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse or domestic violence. Hopefully it will be of some use to everyone including students, academics, friends and relatives of victims or the police."

Here's the link to the map. Enjoy. [Metro]