We saunter past Valentine's Day with this week's map. Check out the previous crime map here.
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:
Animal print: Animal cruelty and animal related crimes
Boxing gloves: Unarmed assaults and physical violence
Gun: Armed assaults
Money bag: Robberies, burglaries and property crimes
Pill: Drug-related offenses
Flames: Arson and fires
Don't touch sign: Sexual crimes, stalking, indecent exposure
Car: Car thefts, entering autos and other car related crimes.
Because some incidences happened at the same or almost the same location, users may have to zoom in close to see every entry.
Shortly after the end of the month, I will post a map with all of the weekly markings along with analysis about a trending crime.
Check out January's crime map here.