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Incredibly Grim Interactive “Murder Map” Reveals Where You Are Most likely To Be Murdered

Murder Map

Image credit: This is possibly one of the darkest digital tapestries in recent memory. murdermap.co.uk

In London, there is a man named as Peter Stubley, who is the former court reporter at London’s Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales. This Stubley has founded a website where people could see when and how Londoners have been murdered.

Murder Map help people to zoom in on the various places around London where someone was killed by different means, such as being beaten with a blunt object stabbed, hit by a car, killed by a bomb poisoned, shot, strangled… etc. With clicking the mouse, people could be aware about every single murder’s case history, together with some detailed information on whether the perpetrators have been captured and if the case has been declared solved by the authority.

It seems that knife crime should accountable for the most deaths in London, which was unsurprisingly related with very strict laws controlling firearms in the U.K. If you’re familiar with your criminal history, you could go further to look for specific deaths caused by specific murderers. The earliest listed murders is as early as in 1811, offering information about the so-called Ratcliffe Highway Murders, in which case seven people died, and one year later Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was assassinated a year later.

It might be most macabre that the website offers a rolling list of victims as they appear, from where, you could find the latest at the top of the list. A Flickr slideshow presents unsolved murder victims as well on the site.

In the course of the financial year 2015/2016, 109 murders took place in London. With a population of 8.54 million, it means that 0.0013 percent of the total residents were murdered. In comparison of many cities all over the world, this figure is incredibly low; therefore we could say that London is a quite safe capital city to live in.

At least that ends things on a relatively “lighter note.”

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