New Haven Murder Map (2010 – 2017)
The New Haven Register released their homicide list for 2017. I have updated the map (scroll down to view). I will updated the graphs later.
In 2017, New Haven (population 129,774) had record low of 7 homicides.
The oldest victim was 52 and the youngest was 14.
Only 1 victim was female.
5 victims were black and 2 were Hispanic.
This might be the lowest number of homicides in New Haven in the past “50 years, if not longer”.
In 2017, Bridgeport (population 143,628) had 23 homicides (as of 12/26) while Hartford (population 121,991) had 29 homicides (as of 12/26).
In the New Haven Register’s homicide list, Darrin Winfrey is incorrectly listed as Norris Winfrey. His obituary confirms that his name is Darrin Norris Winfrey.
Murders Per Year (2010 – 2017)
From 2010 to 2017, there were a total of 140 homicides in New Haven.
The population was 129,824 in 2010 and 129,934 in 2016. 2017 population figures are not available yet.
Average Age of Victim (2010 – 2017)
- The average homicide victim in New Haven from was 30.
- The oldest victim was 66 and the youngest was 1 (19 months).
- In 2010 there was a victim who remains unidentified. He was estimated to be between 20 and 30. I have not counted him in the chart below.
Homicide Victims by Age Groups (2010 – 2017)
Murder Victims by Race (2010 – 2017)
- The 1 victim of Lebanese heritage was counted as white.
- Both Asian victims were Indian.
Victims by Sex (2010 – 2017)
- Between 2010 and 2017, 131 murder victims were male while 9 were female.
Homicides by Month (2010 – 2017)
I’ve been playing around with Google My Maps for a couple years, especially since they’ve made it free. A few years ago, I made a map of the NFL teams and their stadiums but I accidentally deleted it.
I’ve always had an interest in criminal justice and in local affairs so I decided to do a map of the homicides in New Haven, CT in the last few years. In the New Haven Register, I found lists of homicides for 2016, 2015, and 2014. For each year, I made a spreadsheet of the victim’s age, location & date of incident, race, gender, and link to news story.
For location, I wrote a description of where the homicide happened but in my spreadsheet I used coordinates to make sure this was as accurate as possible. Oftentimes, I determined the location using news photos and videos.
I thought I was done at 2014 but then I found a spreadsheet with homicides in the city up until 2010. It was on a defunct New Haven Register blog that was dedicated to homicides. This saved me a ton of work and allowed me to easily finish the map.