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Suicides by Location on the Golden Gate Bridge
July 28th, 2009 by analyticjournalism

For those of us familiar with San Franciso, its bay and its famous bridge, The Golden Gate, this is a compelling infographic. Fundamental in its data and a fine mix of data and representation of geography. Once again, thanks to Nathan at Flowing Data.

 

Suicides by Location on the Golden Gate Bridge

Posted by Nathan / Jul 28, 2009 to Infographics / 3 comments

Suicides by Location on the Golden Gate Bridge

This graphic from SF Gate is a good four years old, well before I knew what an infographic was, but just because it's old doesn't mean it's not interesting. Here we see San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and the “sad tally” of 1,218 known suicides by location. Each black square represents a person who has taken his or her life and 128 light poles are used as reference points.

The east side of the bridge, where most of the suicides occurred, has a pedestrian walkway. The first suicide was just 10 weeks after the bridge opened in 1937.



One Response  
  • Yanto writes:
    October 14th, 20153:08 pmat

    The east/west arrows coefnsus me. I also wonder if previous commenter isn’t confused too.I would prefer a more traditional NORTH arrow. Since this is a top view, I tend to read it as I would read a map.


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