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Mapping Montreal’s Hot Spot of Crime

One of the dangers of crime maps is that neighborhoods and streets may be stigmatized as hot-spots of crime based on inaccurate data The accuracy of offense data depends on many different factors, including victims reporting a crime, the police accurately recording the data and the data being carefully plotted to the correct location. The danger of errors in mapping crime was highlighted in this Seismograph San Francisco Bike Theft Map. While creating a map of bike thefts in San Francisco Seismograph found that 850 Bryant Street was a curious hot-spot of bike crime in the Californian city.

Mapping Montreal’s Hot Spot of Crime