Critical Mapping

Mapping was an important part of our project, from defining the boundaries of our study, to documenting and analyzing policing patterns.  We call our process “critical mapping” because we use maps interrogate and speak back to the “official” maps that label our neighborhood a “hot spot” of crime.  See below for photos and here for a video we made to represent the cumulative and uneven impact of hot spot policing across the city.  Every NYPD police stop, every hour, for the entire year – in 3.5 minutes!