This week's crime map will tie up the last few days of September and edges us forward into October. Click here to see last week's crime map.
For newcomers to the map, a note: it isn't meant to be comprehensive. Columbus law enforcement sometimes make hundreds of arrests in a week, most mundane and some with little information useful to the public.
Instead of mapping each individual report, we've highlighted the crimes we've written about throughout the week. We've also made an effort to mark areas that have seen multiple burglaries or property crimes during the week.
Icons represent the types of crimes committed. Here's the breakdown:
Tombstone: Homicides, deaths and fatalities
Gun: Armed assaults and assaults where an unknown weapon was used
Boxing gloves: Unarmed assaults and batteries
Don't touch sign: Sexual crimes, public exposure and stalking crimes
Money bag: Robberies, burglaries and property crimes
Pill: Drug related arrests
Bomb: Bomb threats or suspicious devices
Because some incidences happened at the same or almost the same location, users may have to zoom in close to see every entry.
At the end of the month, I'll post a map with all of the weekly markings along with analysis about a trending crime. Check out September's monthly crime map here.
Any other crime-related concerns in your neighborhood? Comment, call 706-571-8622, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be listening.