The Oakland Tribune has posted an Oakland Homicide Map for 2010.

Remember when the New York Times did its “Portraits of Grief” series in 2001, publishing mini-bios of every single person who perished in the September 11 attacks?

Seeing the actual faces of these local murder victims may provoke a similar reaction: Namely, a lot of sadness.

And by the way, if you haven’t seen the following maps, they’re really pretty amazing, charting many types of crime by location, date, and even time of day.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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