Violent Crime Maps of Savannah, 1993-1997

Dan Lockwood, Savannah State University

Some 48,000 violent offenses known to the police in Savannah, Georgia between 1993 and 2000 were used to establish an address-based database in the mapping program, ArcView. These events were summarized by Census Block and combined with land use map layers in order to analyze the spatial characteristics of violence in Savannah. During this period of time, rates of violence went up in many Savannah Census Blocks. Areas with particularly high rates of violence tended to be African-American residential neighborhoods and districts of the City with retail, entertainment, and office land uses.

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Updated 05/20/2006