**Reposted with updated maps.
I have been wanting to do these maps for awhile now, as there have been several searches on the site for them and they weren’t available. It took a lot of work, but here they are!
In 2008, almost all murders were contained within the I-270 boundaries. The East and South Sides were the worst areas.
In 2009, there began to be a bit of diffusion on where murder was taking place. While parts of the urban core remained the worst areas, suburban areas also saw the occasional murder.
The diffusion continued in 2010.
And in 2011.
2012 was the most diffuse of all the years, with no heavily concentrated areas, even in the urban core as much. Meanwhile, most of the suburban zip codes within Franklin County saw at least 1 murder.
The only conclusion that may be able to be drawn from these maps is that the urban core appears to be gradually having fewer murders, and that the further out areas are either increasing or staying steady. Meaning that the core is getting safer, while outer areas are maintaining or increasing their murder rates.