13 January 2009

BBC Maps UK Teen Killings

The BBC has produced a map and searchable database of all known violent deaths of teenagers in the UK last year.

Head of its website Specials Team, Bella Hurrell, said the multimedia project aims to “tell the complete story of teen killings in 2008”.

It includes a database with details on each of the 72 deaths of young people aged from 10 to 19, which can be searched by the victim’s name, age and location of their death.

Locations of the killings are also shown on an interactive map and further information is displayed on a statistics page.

Writing on the Journalism Labs blog, Hurrell added that this is the first version of the database project and it will be developed and updated during the course of the year.

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