Baltimore Homicide

Baltimore homicide data: The Baltimore Sun tracks all homicides in Baltimore City starting in 2007. For each homicide, there is the lat/long of the location, the date, and name of the person. The data are at Some issues to look at might be predicting the total number for 2009, estimating the spatial density of where the homicides occur, and how that changes from year to year, maybe calculate the probability that a homicide will occur in a given region. More advanced work could involve fitting spatial-temporal point process models. Time series analysis could be done to look at temporal patterns (day-of-week effect, seasonality). Getting the data could involve using XML/Curl tools.