December makes its debut in this week's crime map. Click here to check out 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:
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Boxing gloves: Unarmed assaults and batteries
Gun: Armed assaults and gun related crimes
Money bag: Robberies, burglaries and property crimes
Pill: Drug related offenses
Car: Wrecks, grand theft autos and car related offenses
Animal print: Animal cruelty and animal related offenses
Don't touch sign: Sex related crimes, stalking
Because some incidences happened at the same or almost the same location, users may have to zoom in close to see every entry.
This Friday, I'll post a map with all of the weekly markings along with analysis about a trending crime.