What would the city look like if neighborhood landscapes were defined by people, rather than nature? Doug McCune has reimagined crime data within neighborhoods and mapped those peaks and valleys with visually arresting results. Not surprising: many of the peaks, especially narcotics, warrants and robbery are located in the heart of the Tenderloin and extending over into the crime mountain range that includes downtown and SoMa. A little surprising: the starkness of the prostitution graph, which shows the vast majority of prostitution arrests happen along a skinny stretch of Mission, between 16th and 24th.
· If San Francisco Crime Was Elevation [Uptown Almanac]