murdermap is creating a database of homicides in London (UK)
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We want to track every homicide (murder and manslaughter) in London and improve reporting of violent crime in a modern city. But we need more funding to do it properly, particularly when it comes to reporting on homicide cases in court.

While murders are currently (2018/19) receiving a lot more coverage in the news due to the increase in knife crime across the UK since 2016, most of the attention is paid to the most newsworthy cases (for understandable reasons). While some murder trials will be heavily publicised by the local and national press, the police and other government agencies, others will receive much less. At the moment most attention is being paid to youth (<25) homicides and knife crime. This potentially ignores other types of homicide including mental health killings, domestic violence, and alcohol- or drug-fueled violence.

Our aim is to demonstrate how full reporting of a murder trial can help us provide context to the crime, increase our understanding of the factors involved and hopefully learn how homicides might be prevented from happening.

Tiers
Sponsor
$1 or more per month

Helping to keep the website going.


All patrons will receive a monthly newsletter on the progress of the murdermap project.

Court Reporter
$5 or more per month

Supporting better reporting of murder trials in London.


Once enough regular funding has been secured (150+ members), one trial will be selected every month and reported in full. 


Patrons will receive the following benefits:


1) Full daily reports from court, including near-verbatim extracts of the most relevant parts of the proceedings.


2) A monthly newsletter containing a long-read summary of each case covered and an update on the project.


Patrons will also be consulted on the future direction of the project. What cases should we report? What is the best way to report them?

We want to track every homicide (murder and manslaughter) in London and improve reporting of violent crime in a modern city. But we need more funding to do it properly, particularly when it comes to reporting on homicide cases in court.

While murders are currently (2018/19) receiving a lot more coverage in the news due to the increase in knife crime across the UK since 2016, most of the attention is paid to the most newsworthy cases (for understandable reasons). While some murder trials will be heavily publicised by the local and national press, the police and other government agencies, others will receive much less. At the moment most attention is being paid to youth (<25) homicides and knife crime. This potentially ignores other types of homicide including mental health killings, domestic violence, and alcohol- or drug-fueled violence.

Our aim is to demonstrate how full reporting of a murder trial can help us provide context to the crime, increase our understanding of the factors involved and hopefully learn how homicides might be prevented from happening.

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Tiers
Sponsor
$1 or more per month

Helping to keep the website going.


All patrons will receive a monthly newsletter on the progress of the murdermap project.

Court Reporter
$5 or more per month

Supporting better reporting of murder trials in London.


Once enough regular funding has been secured (150+ members), one trial will be selected every month and reported in full. 


Patrons will receive the following benefits:


1) Full daily reports from court, including near-verbatim extracts of the most relevant parts of the proceedings.


2) A monthly newsletter containing a long-read summary of each case covered and an update on the project.


Patrons will also be consulted on the future direction of the project. What cases should we report? What is the best way to report them?